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NEWS  as  OUT 








245     Fl  FTH 


NEW   YORK    16, 

N.   Y. 

MUrray  Hill  3-7714 

VOLUMEI,  No.  1 

MARCH,  1947 


All-Out  Support  For  Nations 
First  Jewish  School  Shown  In 
Response  To  Somerset  Meeting 


Reservations  for  the  Albert  Einstein  Dinner  for 
Brandeis  University  may  still  be  made  by  tele- 
phone. If  you  have  not  already  reserved  your  seat 
at  the  dinner  by  mail,  be  sure  to  call  LAFayette 
6940  to  do  so.  This  is  New  England's  opportunity 
to  welcome  Brandeis  University  and  to  give  Pro- 
fessor Albert  Einstein  an  overwhelming  vote  of 
confidence.  Let  us  all  be  on  hand.  Remember  the 
time,  date  and  place:  6:00  P.M.;  Thursday,  March 
20th;  Hotel  Somerset. 


More  than  five  hundred  Jewish  leaders,  representing  all 
sections  of  New  England,  will  gather  on  Thursday,  March  20, 
at  the  Hotel  Somerset  in  Boston  to  launch  the  nation's  cam- 
paign for  Brandeis  University. 

This  was  announced  by  George  Alpert,  President  of  the 
University's  Board  of  Trustees,  who  indicated  also  that  the 

response  to  invitations  for 
this  dinner-meeting  has 
been  "overwhelming." 

He  declared  that  the 
original  estimate  of  five 
hundred  people  expected 
to  participate  may  have 
to  be  revised  considerably 
upward.  "The  Hotel 
Somerset  would  have  to 
have  the  seating  capacity 
of  the  Boston  Garden," 
he  said,  "if  we  were  to 
accommodate  the  great 
number  who  have  shown 
enthusiasm  for  our  proj- 
ect." Mr.  Alpert  also 
urged  those  members  of 
the  Jewish  community 
who  have  not  yet  returned 
their  reservation  requests 
to  do  so  at  once  in  order 


to  assure  .seatmg. 
Among  the  speakers  will  be  Susan  Brandeis  Gilbert,  noted 
New  York  lawyer  and  daughter  of  the  late  Supreme  Court 
Justice,  after  whom  the  University  has  been  named :  Nonnan 
S.  Rabb,  vice-president  of  the  Stop  and  Shop  Supermarkets, 
Inc.;  Professor  Max  R.  Grossman,  director  of  Boston  Univer- 
sity's School  of  Journalism;  Rabbi  Dudley  Weinberg:  S.  Ralph 
Lazrus,  President  of  The  Albert  Einstein  Foundation,  Inc.; 
and  Mr.  Alpert.  Professor  Einstein  is  also  expected  to  speak. 

(Continued  on  bock  page) 

Brandeis    University 


An  Editarial 

Last  Friday,  March  14,  marked  the  sixty- 
eighth  birthday  of  the  eminent  scientist,  Dr. 
Albert  Einstein.  It  is  significant  that  the  Jewish 
community  of  New  England  has  decided  to  honor 
Dr.  Einstein  on  this  occasion  by  conducting  a 
dinner-meeting  on  behalf  of  a  project  close  to  his 
heart,  Brandeis  University. 

The  white-haired  physicist,  whose  name  is 
familiar  to  every  American,  every  Jew,  and  in- 
deed most  citizens  of  the  world,  has  contributed 
immeasurably  to  the  progress  of  civilization.  His 
immortality  is  assured.  It  is  characteristic,  how- 
ever, that  the  great  never  seek  retirement.  Thus, 
Dr.  Einstein's  researches  in  atomic  energy  con- 
tinue unabated.  Thus,  also,  he  finds  the  time  and 
a  sufficient  amount  of  his  personal  energy  to  give 
Brandeis  University  the  start  in  life  it  eminently 

Significant  also  is  the  fact  that  New  England 
has  taken  the  lead  in  the  great  effort  to  establish 
our  nation's  first  secular  university  under  Jewish 
auspices.  Since  the  Bay  State  was  known  as  the 
Colony  of  Massachusetts  Bay,  educational  and 
cultural  pursuit  has  been  a  weighty  factor  in  its 
progress.  That  entire  general  area  is  known 
throughout  the  world  as  the  "cultural  cradle  of 
America."  A  Boston  newspaper  said:  "We  are 
honored  that  The  Albert  Einstein  Foundation, 
Inc.,  has  selected  Waltham,  Massachusetts,  as  the 
site  for  Brandeis  University.  And,  rightfully,  we 
will  pay  tribute  to  Dr.  Einstein  on  March  20th 
by  welcoming  and  heartily  endorsing  this,  his 
latest  —  and  we  believe  greatest  —  contribution 
to  humanity." 


BREAKING  GROUND  for  new  buildings  at  the  100-acre  Wal- 
tham campus  of  Brandeis  University  is  this  big  power  shovel. 
The  charming  young  lady  being  assisted  into  the  operator's 
compartment  is  18-year-old  Alice  Brandeis  Gilbert,  only  grand- 
daughter of  the  man  for  whom  the  institution  has  been  named — 
the  late  United  States  Supreme  Court  Justice  Louis  Dembitz 
Brandeis.  Assisting  the  Radcliffe  sophomore  is  George  Alpert, 
prominent  Boston  lawyer  and  president  of  the  Board  of  Trustees 
of  Brandeis  U.  This  dramatic  photograph  was  taken  during  a 
recent  press  tour  of  the  hillside  campus.  Since  then,  concrete 
foundations  have  been  poured,  and  construction  work  has  nearly 
been  completed  on  two  buildings  donated  by  the  government. 


Maurice  J.  Bernstein,  chairman  of  the  New  England  Asi  iai: 
the  names  of  the  Jewish  leaders  of  Massachusetts  and  i  df, 
The  listing  below  excludes  the  Operating  Committee,  whose  eitt 

Jack  Ansin 
Ralph  F.  Bass 
S.  J.  Beckwith 
Walter  H.  Bieringer 
Morris  Borkum 
Morris  Braff 
Dr.  Altxandcr  Brin 
Dr.  Joseph  G.  Biin 
Jacob  Buxbaum 
Edward  L.  Chester 
Harry  Cline 
Edward  Cohen 

Edward  E.  Cohen 
Henry  G.  Cohen 
John  E.  Daniels 
Morris  Gordon 
Mark  .\.  Edison 
Sol  Fechtor 
Samuel  W.  Fleishcr 
Simon  Friedman 
Robert  Friedman 
Joseph  N.  Gibbs 
John  Garfield 
.\lbert  H.  Ginsburg 

Myer  Ginsburg 
A.  Murray  Ginzberg 
Hyman  Gondelman 
Robert  Goldstein 
Harnett  D.  Gordon 
Ellis  Gordon 
William  Gordon 
Peter  Groper 
Max  Hoffman 
Kivic  Kaplan 
Charles  Kemler 
Hans  J.  Kroto 


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The  fame  of  Brandeis  University  has  spread  literally 
all  over  the  world.  The  Registrar's  office  at  Waltham  re- 
ports it  has  been  "inundated"  by  applications  from  pros- 
pective students  and  by  letters  of  inquiry  from  points  as 
far  distant  as  Japan,  the  Belgian  Congo,  Palestine,  Hawaii, 
Latin  American  and  Canada. 

The  Japanese  queries  came  from  American  GI's  in 
the  U.  S.  Army  occupation  forces;  that  from  the  Congo, 
in  Equatorial  Africa,  was  from  the  son  of  a  Russian 
now  residing  there. 

Many  come  from  veterans  of  World  War  II,  among 
them  men  already  holding  degrees  from  leading  colleges, 
including  Harvard. 


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ates  for  Brandeis  University,  made  public  today 
neighboring  States  who  comprise  his  committee, 
mbers  are  named  elsewhere  in  this  issue. 

\ ,'  Levine 
14  Levine 

A.  Lippman 
)  Lown 
rd  Mairus 
id  D.  Markson 
r  Markowich 
I  Monosson 

rd  A.  Nathanson 
I  anuicl  H.  Proger 

Sidney  R.  Rabb 
Joseph  Rabinovitz 
Edward  Rose 
Arthur  Rosen 
Louis  Rosen 
Isidore  Rosenberg 
Jack  Sandler 
Samuel  Sandler 
Myer  Saxe 
Samuel  D.  Saxe 
Morton  Selig 
Jack  Shain 

Alexander  Shapiro 
Frank  Shapiro 
A.  M.  Slater 
Louis  P.  Smith 
S.  Robert  Stone 
Irving  Usen 
Albert  H.  Wechsler 
Joseph  Weinstein 
Max  E.  Wind 
Rudolph  H.  Wyner 
Henry  Yozell 
Abraham  Zimhle 

Picturesque  Campus  Awaits 

Official  College  Opening 

The  100  acres  comprising  the  Brandeis  University  campus  in 
Waltham  was,  prior  to  1928,  the  estate  of  one  Dr.  Baker.  It  contained 
then  only  residences  and  some  farm  buildings.  The  site,  which  over- 
looks the  winding  Charles  River,  also  is  near  the  Fitchburg  division 
of  the  Boston  &  Maine  railroad,  and  is  not  far  from  the  railroad's 
Roberts  station.  Its  altitude,  together  with  the  famous  "castle,"  makes 
it  one  of  the  landmarks  for  the  countryside,  being  visible  for  miles. 

When  it  was  taken  over  by  Middlesex  University  —  the  formal, 
official  switch  to  the  present  name  of  Brandeis  is  expected  momen- 
tarily —  work  was  begun  immediately  on  the  Norman-Gothic  type 
of  structure  known  popularly  as  the  "castle."  Its  massive,  two-foot 
thick    walls   were    made    of    native    fieldstone,    taken    from    the    rocky 

glacial  outcroppings  so  familiar  in 

New  England. 

The  "castle,"  which  really  is 
a  sort  of  quadrangle  containing 
nine  buildings,  has  several  large, 
airy  classrooms  and  laboratories 
with  excellent  acoustic  qualities. 
Work  progressed  on  the  "castle" 
through  the  depression  years  of 
the  'thirties.  Ten  years  were  re- 
quired to  complete  it,  and  the  cost, 
for  that  and  other  smaller  build- 
ings, was  over  one  million  dollars. 

Oldest  building  on  the  Brandeis 
campus  is  the  library,  converted 
during  the  war  from  a  building 
on  the  original  Dr.  Baker  estate. 
It  has  a  splendid  although  small 
library  on  medicine,  veterinary 
medicine  and  the  general  arts. 

In  1940  the  2/'.:-story  veterinary 
medicine  building,  with  adjoining 
facilities,  was  built.  This  was  fol- 
lowed in  1941  by  the  Small  .\nimal 

Vo  be  seen  on  the  campus  now 
is  a  cluster  of  trailers.  These  house 
World  War  11  veterans,  students 
■  ager  for  an  education,  making 
their  homes  there  with  their  wives 
and  children.  One  ambitious  vet 
ingeniously  converted  a  former 
Boston  El  bus  into  living  facilities. 

Brandeis  University  is  considered 
fortunate  to  have  acquired  the  pic- 
turesque buildings  and  grounds 
comprising  the  campus.  The  esti- 
mated valuation  of  the  property 
at  current  market  is  set  at  between 
two  and  three  million  dollars.  It 
is  also  regarded  as  fortunate  that 
the  campus  is  within  twelve  miles 
of  Boston,  one  of  the  nation's  large 
cosmopolitan  centers,  and  affords 
access  to  the  libraries  and  other 
facilities  of  a  number  of  leading 
educational    institutions. 

might  be  the  eye-catching 
slogan  on  this  attractive  brick 
dwelling  on  the  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity campus.  It  may  be 
used  as  living  quarters,  fac- 
ulty club,  or  serve  some  other 
useful  purpose.  The  spacious, 
fireproof  residence  is  situated 
on  the  south  side  of  the 
Waltham  campus,  near  the 
library.  In  all,  some  twelve 
buildings  have  been  acquired 
from  the  former  Middlesex 
University.  The  majority  are 
in  Norman-gothic  architec- 
ture. It  is  not  anticipated, 
however,  that  the  new  struc- 
tures   will    follow    that    style. 


(Continued  from  page  one] 

Members  of  the  Operating  Commit- 
tee of  the  New  England  Associates  of 
Brandeis  University,  sponsors  of  the 
dinner,  include  besides  Mr.  Alpert: 
Maurice  J.  Bernstein,  chairman,  and 
James  J.  Axelrod,  Robert  P.  Cable, 
Joseph  Ford,  Joseph  Foster,  Meyer 
JafTe,  Joseph  M.  Lindsey,  Moses  Lubets, 
Pinchos  Medwed,  Norman  S.  Rabb, 
Sidney  H.  Rabinowitz,  Mendell  Selig, 
Abraham  Shapiro,  Morris  Shapiro, 
Max  Slater,  Dewey  Stone,  Hon.  Harry 
K.  Stone  and  Louis  Zimble. 


The  late  United  States  Supreme 
Court  Justice,  after  whom  America's 
first  secular  university  under  Jewish 
auspices  has  been  named,  had  an  avid 
and  consuming  interest  in  this  nation's 
education.  His  great  deeds  on  behalf  of 
Harvard's  School  of  Law  and  the  Uni- 
versity of  Louisville,  Kentucky,  attest 
that  fact. 

His  immortal  words 
spoken  many  years  ago 
with  reference  to  the 
university  of  his  native 
State,  are  considered 
by  the  Directors  of  The 
Albert  Einstein  Foun- 
dation, Inc.,  particu- 
larly applicable  to  the 
institution  being  estab- 
lished at  Waltham.  He 
declared  at  that  time: 

"There  is  a  large 
field  for  the  efforts  of 
those  outside  the  Uni- 
versity whose  capacity, 
experience  and  posi- 
tion give  them  a  wider 
view  and  bolder  vision ; 
whose  position  enables 
them  to  secure  for  the 
University's  projects, 
the  approval  and  sup- 
port of  the  community, 
and  whose  means  en- 
able them  to  render 
financial  aid.  From 
them  may  come  also 
the  encouragement 
without  which  few  per- 
severe in  the  most 
painstaking  labors." 


Affair  To  Be  Fashioned  After  Thursday 
Boston  Event;  Nathan  To  Speak 

S.  Ralph  Lazrus,  president  of  The  Albert  Einstein  Foundation,  Inc.,  and  one  of 
the  speakers  at  the  forthcoming  Albert  Einstein  Birthday  Dinner  in  Boston,  has 
announced  that  New  York  City  plans  a  similar  meeting  on  behalf  of  Brandeis 
University  late  this  spring.  The  date  has  tentatively  been  set  as  June  10th,  with  the 
Waldorf-Astoria  Hotel  selected  as  the  place. 

According  to  Mr. 
Lazrus,  the  Jewish 
leaders  of  New  York 
are  observing  with 
great  interest  the 
progress  which  is 
being  made  in  New 
England,  in  antici- 
pation of  fashioning 
their  meeting  after 
the  one  being  held 
at  the  Somerset  next 

Scheduled     to 
speak    at   the   June 
dinner  is  Dr.   Otto 
Nathan,  noted  edu- 
cator and  Professor 
of      Economics      at 
New  York   Univer- 
sity    and     Howard 
University.     Dr. 
Nathan,  a  member 
of    the     Board     of 
Directors  of  The  Albert  Einstein  Foun- 
dation,  Inc.,   is  a  close  friend  of  the 
eminent  scientist  after  whom  the  Foun- 
dation has  been  named.  He  also  serves 
on  the  Educational  Advisory  Commit- 
tee, whose  job  it  is  to  decide  the  poli- 
cies, program  and  curricula  of  the  new 
university,  as  well  as  to  select  the  presi- 
dent and  to  propose  the  faculty. 

Hershfield  Toastmaster 

Mr.  Lazrus  also  stated  that  Harry 
Hershfield,  noted  cartoonist,  public 
speaker,  and  star  of  the  radio  show, 
"Can  You  Top  This,"  will  act  as  toast- 


Abraham  Shapiro,  well  known  Boston 
shoe  and  rubber  manufacturer,  has  set 
the  pace  for  that  city's  contributors  to 
Brandeis  University  by  donating  to  this 
institution  the  sum  of  $50,000.  Mr. 
Shapiro,  a  philanthropist  and  commu- 
nal leader  of  long  standing,  is  an  avid 
worker  in  the  interests  of  Waltham's 
new  educational  institution.  He  is  a 
sponsor  of  The  Albert  Einstein  Founda- 
tion, Inc.,  and  a  charter  member  of  the 
New  England  Associates  of  Brandeis 







Supported   by   The 



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VOLUME  I,  No.  2 

APRIL,   1947 


June  5th  Dinner  At 
Waldorf-Astoria  Set 

Einstein  Foundation  Board  Members  attend  New  York  planning  lunciieon  at  the  Hotel 
Pierre,  (left  to  right)  Julius  Silver,  treasurer,  Milton  J.  Bluestein  and  Dr.  Otto  Nathan. 

I\ew   England   Gives   $1,000,000; 
600  Attend  Somerset  Dinner 

The  world's  favorite  topic  of  conver- 
sation may  be  strictly  a  matter  of  specu- 
lation, hut  there's  no  question  about 
the  number  one  item  of  discussion  in 
New  England.  It's  Brandeis  University, 
way  up  front. 

In  a  series  of  events  on  behalf  of  the 
new  educational  institution,  climaxed 
by  the  recent  dinner  at  the  Hotel  Som- 
erset, New  England  Jewry  evidenced  its 
understanding  of  the  need  and  its  en- 
thusiasm by  donating  and  ]jledging 

The  Albert  Einstein  Birthday  Dinner 
for  Brandeis  University,  chief  among 
the  functions  in  New  England,  saw  the 
ballroom  of  the  Somerset  at  over- 
flowing. Six  hundred  Jewish  leaders 
jammed  the  meeting  and  made  known 
their  pledges  of  support.  Among  those 
who  spoke  were  Susan  Brandeis,  daugh- 
ter of  the  late  U.  S.  Supreme  Court 
Justice,  whose  name  the  University 
bears:  George  Alpert.  Boston  attorney 
and  |:)rcsident  of  The  Albert  Einstein 
Foundation:  Max  R.  Grossman,  direc- 
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Fifty  New  York  City  leaders  of  Jewish 
and  philanthropic  affairs  met  Tuesday. 
.\pril  22,  at  12:30  P.M.,  at  the  Hotel 
Pierre,  to  begin  this  city's  campaign  for 
Brandeis  University.  Conducted  by  The 
.A.lbert  Einstein  Foundation,  sponsoring 
bod\  of  America's  first  non-sectarian 
university  under  Jewish  auspices,  the 
meeting  outlined  a  course  of  action  for 
the  local  campaign,  to  culminate  with 
a  dinner  at  the  AValdorf-Astoria  Hotel, 
June  5th. 

Among  the  speaki-rs  were:  Susan  Brandeis 
Gilbert,  daughter  of  the  late  United  States 
Supreme  Court  Justice  after  whom  the  uni- 
versity was  named :  S.  Ralph  Lazrus,  presi- 
dent of  The  .Mbert  Einstein  Foundation; 
George  .Mpert,  president  of  the  university's 
Board  of  Trustees;  and  Dr.  Otto  Nathan, 
Professor  of  Economics  at  .\'ew  York  Uni- 
versity. Dr.  Nathan,  representing  Professor 
Einstein  on  the  Foundation's  Board  of  Direc- 
tors, described  the  scientist's  great  interest 
in  the  project  and  explained  that  commit- 
ments at  Princeton  made  it  impossible  for 
the  physicist  to  attend. 

One  of  the  meeting's  highlights  was  the 
formation  of  the  .New  York  .Associates  of 
Brandeis  University.  This  group  will  func- 
tion as  the  representatives  of  New  York 
City's  Jewry  in  planning  the  programs  and 
policies  for  the  new  educational   institution. 

Mr.  .Alpert  reported  on  the  reception 
given  to  Brandeis  University  by  New  Eng- 
land's Jewish  leaders  at  a  recent  meeting  in 
Boston.  (See  Column  1,  Page  I.)  In  de- 
scribing the  institution's  aims,  Mr.  .Mpert 
declared:  "We  Jews  want  a  place  in  the 
family  of  .Ameiiran  universities.  Just  as 
Columbia  was  founded  by  Episcopalians, 
Harvard  by  Congregationalists,  Haverford 
by  Quakers,  Notre  Dame  by  Catholics  — 
why  not  Brandeis  by  the  Jews.  With  our  own 
university,  our  sons  and  daughters  will  be 
able  to  enter  with  dignity  and  equality  the 
univrrsity  of  their  choice,  whether  it  be 
Brandeis  or  an\'  other." 

{Continued  on  boclc  page) 

Einstein  Explains  Need  For 



The  following  editorial  is  reprinted  from  one  of 
New  England's  leading  newspapers,  published  on  the 
occasion  of  Albert  Einstein's  sixty-eighth  birthday,  March 
14,  1947. 

Albert  Einstein  is  68  years  old  today.  And 
next  week,  on  Thursday,  the  New  England  Asso- 
ciates of  Brandeis  University  will  honor  him  at  a 
dinner  in  Boston.  This,  the  first  Jewish-sponsored, 
secular  university  to  be  established  in  America, 
will  be  situated  at  nearby  Waltham.  In  addition 
to  being  the  leading  sponsor  of  the  university  idea. 
Dr.  Einstein  is  heading  the  Brandeis  University 
Educational  Advisory  Committee,  which  will  decide 
upon  the  curricula,  faculty,  and  other  critical  ele- 
ments of  this  institution  of  higher  learning. 

Although  Dr.  Einstein  is  brought  closer  to 
Bostonians  by  his  association  with  the  university 
project  at  Waltham,  his  is  a  brain  so  great,  a  per- 
sonality and  background  so  unusual,  that  he  defies 
the  comprehension  of  ordinary  mortals.  Few  can 
ever  get  near  him  in  the  sense  of  real  understand- 
ing. Even  his  friend  and  associate,  Phillip  Frank, 
whose  new  biography  comes  nearest  to  explaining 
the  man  ("Einstein,  His  Life  and  Times,"  Knopf), 
shows  evidences  at  several  points  of  having  been 
confused  himself  over  certain  aspects  of  the  physi- 
cist's life  and  thinking.  For  Einstein,  master  of 
the  unknown,  is  rather  unknowable  himself. 

But  if  his  contributions  to  science  are  on  such 
a  high  plane  as  to  make  him  inaccessible  to  the  av- 
erage citizen,  everyone  of  us,  especially  those  who 
at  one  time  or  another  were  inclined  to  think  of  the 
"Einstein  Theory"  as  just  a  useless  exercise  in 
mathematics,  should  say  thanks  for  a  letter  he 
wrote  to  the  late  President  Roosevelt  on  Aug.  2, 
1939,  telling  him  about  a  new  kind  of  bomb  which, 
if  exploded  in  a  port,  "might  very  well  destroy 
the  whole  port,  together  with  the  surrounding 
territory."  Not  only  had  Dr.  Einstein's  "theoriz- 
ing" played  a  basic  part  in  the  thinking  which  led 
to  the  development  of  atomic  energy,  but  he  is  the 
man  we  have  to  thank  for  alerting  our  own  gov- 
ernment to  its  danger.  Out  of  his  warning  came 
the  Manhattan  Project  and  a  quicker  end  to  the 
Pacific  war  than  anyone  dreamed  possible. 

So  Boston  can  well  salute  a  great  man  and 
wish  well  to  Brandeis  University  which  the  scien- 
tist calls  with  true  affection,  "my  darling  baby." 


THE  NAME  IS  .VIADE  OFFICIAL  as  Mass.  Governor  Robert  F. 


Bradford  hands  Susan  Brandeis  certificate  for  Brandeis  University,      t  al 

EINSTEIN  .MEETS  with  New  England  Brandeis  leaders.  Left  t( 
George  Alpert,  Professor  Einstein,  S.  Ralph  Lazrus,  Norman  S.  R 
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ewish-Sponsored  University 


Following  are  excerpts  from  a  speech  delivered  via  transcription  by  Albert 
Einstein  at  tlie  meeting  of  the  Ne:v  England  Associates  of  Brandeis  University, 
Hotel  Somerset,  Boston. 

IS  DEMBITZ  BRANDEIS  from  a  Ha- 
sh portrait  of  the  late  Justice  by  Comins. 

!  i^ht  (front  row):  Abraham  Shapiro, 
U;  (back  row):  Sidney  H.  Rabinowitz, 
)  kson  and  Irving   Usen. 

"Though  devoted  to  high  ideals  for 
mankind  as  a  whole,  we  [Jews]  must 
spend  much  of  our  efforts  in  the  de- 
fense of  our  own  endangered  group,  if 
we  do  not  want  to  perish  by  the  time 
the  ideals  of  mankind  are  accomplished. 
In  this  connection  we  should  keep  in 
mind  one  fact:  The  majority  is  less  dis- 
turbed by  antiquated  prejudices  than 
the  minority  which  is  suffering  more 
from  them. 

"That  is  why  the  great  ideals  for  man- 
kind take  root  more  easily  in  a  minority  — 


Formation  of  The  Fall  River  -  New 
Hcdford  Associates  of  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity is  announced  by  Meyer  Jafl'e  of 
Fall  River,  chairman,  and  Fisher 
Abramson  of  New  Bedford,  co-chair- 

An  Operating  Committee  of  the  local 
regional  associates,  which  met  several 
days   ago   at   the   home   of   Mr.   JafTe, 


formulated  plans  for  a  dinner  to  be  held 
at  the  Hotel  Mellen,  Fall  River,  the 
evening  of  Thursday,  May  22.  Among 
the  speakers,  it  was  disclosed,  will  be 
George  Alpert. 

Besides  Mr.  Jaffe  and  Mr.  .\bramson,  mem- 
bers of  the  Operating  tlommittee  attending 
the  organizational  meeting  included:  Myer 
N.  Sobiloff,  Sydney  S.  Feinberg,  Joseph  A. 
Oohen,  Benjamin  Twersky,  Benjamin  Green, 
Harry  Gottlieb,  Henry  Mason,  Rabbi  Samuel 
Ruderman,  and  William  List,  all  of  Fall 
River;  and  Dr.  Hanunon  L.  Wollison  of 
X<w  Bedford. 

.Also  on  the  Operating  Committee,  but 
unable  to  attend  the  recent  meeting,  are 
Edward  .\daskin  and   David   I.   Schneierson. 

at  least  superficially.  This  often  causes  the 
individual  to  forget  or  even  passionately  to 
deny  that  he  belongs  to  a  minority  group  and 
to  attach  himself  to  the  majority  which, 
however,  does  not  appreciate  his  attitude 
and  rejects  it.  He  consequently  finds  himself 
in  a  state  of  internal  insecurity  and  loneli- 
ness, which  is  caused  by  his  own  conduct 
and  not,  as  he  assumes,  by  the  mistakes  of 
the  group  from  which  he  tries  to  separate 
himself.  Thus  a  situation  develops  which  we 
usually  call  the  inferiority  complex  of  mi- 
norities —  a  situation  that  seriously  en- 
dangers the  dignity  and  self-respect  of  the 

Soul  Searching  Needed 

"If  you  look  around  you,  you  will  find 
many  victims  of  our  internal  peril.  Do  you 
remember  the  distinguished  Jewish  scientist 
who  was  awarded  the  Nobel-prize  and  who 
was  resentful  because  his  name  was  listed 
among  the  Jewish  Nobel-prize  winners? 
Those  among  us  who,  because  of  the  success 
of  their  work  come  into  closer  contact  with 
the  majority,  are  in  particularly  great  dan- 
ger. For  our  group  as  a  whole  this  tendency 
means  a  serious  impoverishment.  I  do  not 
intend  to  voice  any  accusations,  but  I  do 
want  to  suggest  that  genuine  soul-searching 
is  greatly  needed. 

"From  this  internal  peril  there  is,  in  my 
opinion,  only  one  escape.  To  hold  fast  to  the 
ideals  for  mankind  and,  at  the  same  time, 
to  cooperate  in  the  defense  of  our  endan- 
gered group  to  the  best  of  our  ability.  Let 
us  consider  the  university  project  from  this 
point  of  view. 

From  Practical  Point  of  View 

"It  is  one  of  the  most  important  concerns 
of  our  group  that  our  youth  be  offered  an 
intellectual  education  of  the  very  highest 
standard.  This  is  necessary  in  order  to  raise 
our  intellectual  level  to  the  best  of  our 
ability,  but  it  is  also  necessary  from  a  prac- 
tical point  of  view.  As  a  result  of  the  pressure 
which  our  group  is  subjected  to  and  which 
restricts  our  occupational  opportunities,  we 
have  been  concentrating  to  a  large  degree 
on  intellectual  professions  towards  which  we 
lean  anyhow  because  of  our  traditions.  This 
is  why  a  relatively  large  number  of  our 
young  people  tries  to  be  admitted  to  univer- 
sities. Consequently,  these  institutions  which 
are  all  in  the  hands  of  the  majority,  adopt 
a  defensive  attitude  —  known,  though  not 
officially  admitted,  as  the  quota  system.  This 
is  not  meant  to  be  a  criticism  but  merely  an 
honest  description  of  a  situation  and  of  its 
origin.  gg,f    jjgjp 

"Effective  remedy  can  be  secured  only 
through  self  help.  We  must  attempt  to  cre- 
ate opportunities  for  higher  intellectual  edu- 
cation, at  least  for  a  part  of  our  young 
people.  In  this  way  the  number  of  youngsters 
seeking  admission  to  e.xisting  universities  will 
decline,  which  will  iniprove  our  moral  situa- 
tion there;  at  the  same  time  we  shall  make 
a  contribution  to  the  institutions  of  higher 
learning  of  this  country  which  indirectly  will 
benefit  the  whole  community.  This  will  be 
particularly  true  if  we  succeed  in  the  im- 
provement of  educational  methods  and  ad- 
ministrative organization  —  problems  which 
are  being  studied  seriously  all  over  the 

Brandeis  Has  Alumnus 

Abraham  Shapiro,  Hub  philanthropist,  as  " 
of  Brandeis  University.  Pictured  with  him 
left;  and  S.  Ralph  Lazrus,  right. 


(Continued  from   page  one) 

tor  of  Boston  University  School  ol 
Journalism ;  Rabbi  Dudley  Weinberg  of 
Temple  Ohabei  Shalom:  Norman  S. 
Rabb,  well-known  Boston  business  man : 
and  Edward  Nathanson,  Boston  attor- 
ney. Professor  Einstein  addressed  the 
meeting  by  transcription.  A  resume  of 
his  remarks  is  contained  on  Page  3. 

As  New  England's  Jewish  leaders 
announced  their  gifts,  Mr.  Alpert  de- 
clared: "Our  purpose  in  establishing 
Brandeis  University  is  not  as  an  answer 
to  academic  anti-Semitism.  I  prefer  to 
look  upon  this  project  as  an  affirmative 
expression  by  the  Jews  of  America  of 
their  contribution  to  American  culture. 
Too  frequently  it  is  said  that  Jews  do 
not  financially  support  the  institutions 
which  they  attend  as  students.  I  believe 
this  criticism  is  thoroughly  unfair  and 


On  March  28th,  Henry  Penn,  dis- 
tinguished citizen  of  Boston,  was  hon- 
ored by  Tcm]}le  Ohabi  Shalom,  by  the 
establishment  of  a  fund  in  his  name  for 
Brandeis  University.  This  fund  will  be 
applied  toward  endowing  the  new  in- 
stitution, and  was  presented  on  the  oc- 
casion of  the  prominent  Bostonian's 
seventieth  birthday.  In  accepting  this 
gift,  Mr.  Penn,  because  of  his  enthu- 
siasm for  the  ideal  of  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity, broke  a  lifelong  rule  of  never 
accepting  gifts  of  any  kind. 

At  a  family  gathering  honoring  the 
eightieth  birthday  of  Mrs.  Max  Axelrod, 
Boston's  "grand  old  lady"  was  respon- 
sible for  a  $5,000  donation  made  by  her 

as  the  naming  of 
Honorary  Alumnus" 
are:   George   Alpert, 


hi  the  folloiving  paragraph,  excerpted  from  his 
Boston  speech,  Alarch  20th,  Albert  Einstein  deseribcd 
the  university's  aims: 

"We  have  named  the  projected  institution 
'Brandeis-University'  and  have  thus  stated  our 
firm  intention  that  it  shall  be  a  genuinely  liberal 
institution.  Everybody  who  has  previously  ac- 
quired adequate  education  and  has  the  necessary 
mental  equipment  shall  be  admitted  as  a  student. 
To  strive  for  knowledge  and  truth  shall  be  the 
only  guiding  principle  of  teaching.  The  faculty 
shall  decide  on  basic  educational  issues  in  collabo- 
ration with  academic  advisers:  the  individual 
member  of  the  faculty,  however,  shall  be  given 
complete  freedom  in  his  teaching  and  research. 
The  faculty  shall  make  nominations  for  new  ap- 
pointments which  will  be  subject  to  the  approval 
by  the  Board  of  Trustees.  The  Board  shall  be 
responsible  for  the  business  management  of  the 
institution.  The  Board  will  be  composed  of  respon- 
sible Jewish  men  and  women,  a  guarantee  that 
the  principles  upon  which  the  foundation  of  the 
university  is  based  will  be  maintained  and  per- 
petuated in  years  to  come." 

son,  James  J.  Axelrod.  in  her  name. 
This  brought  to  a  total  of  $25,000  the 
amount  pledged  by  Mr.  Axelrod  to  the 
new  university. 


Also  from  the  Hub  city,  word  is  re- 
ceived of  a  $5,000  scholarship  endow- 
ment for  first-year  women  students  at 
Brandeis  University.  This  was  estab- 
lished by  the  Women's  Scholarship 
.Association  on  the  occasion  of  their 
fortieth  anniversary  luncheon.  A  check 
in  payment  was  presented  on  A]jril  1 7th 
to  Miss  Alice  Brandeis  Gilbert,  eight- 
een-year-old Radcliffe  sophomore  and 
granddaughter  of  the  late  Justice 

The  New  Century  Club  of  the  same 
city  has  appointed  a  Scholarship  Com- 
mittee under  its  president.  Colonel 
Bernard  L.  Gorfinkle,  to  establish  a 
scholarship  for  the  Waltham  institu- 

Contributions  Announced 

Among  the  donors  of  contributions, 
already  announced,  of  $5,000  and  up  to 
the  million  dollar  total,  in  New  England 
are:  Abraham  Shapiro.  $50,000;  Meyer 
Jafife,  $30,000;  James  J.  Axelrod.  Mau- 
rice J.  Bernstein.  Joseph  Ford,  Joseph 
Foster,  Yoland  D.  Markson,  Alexander 
Shapiro,  Morris  Shapiro,  Hon.  Harry 
K.  and  Dewey  Stone.  $25,000  each; 
Samuel  D.  and  Meyer  Saxe,  $20,000; 
Barnett  D.  Gordon  and  an  anonymous 
contributor,  $15,000  each;  Morris  Bor- 
kum,  Robert  P.  Cable,  Hyman  Gondel- 
man,  Sidney  H.  Rabinowitz.  Jack  and 
Samuel  Sandler,  Irving  Usen,  Max  E. 
Wind,  Abraham  and  Louis  Zimble. 
$10,000  each;  Henry  G.  Cohen  and 
brother,      $7,500;       Max      Shoolman, 

$6,000 ;  George  Alpert,  Jack  and  Meyer 
.\nsin.  Max  Chernis.  Herman  B.  and 
Jack  Cohen,  I.  Ginsberg  Family,  Robert 
Goldstein,  Peter  Groper,  Simon  J. 
Helman,  Eli  Jacobson,  Charles  Kemler, 
the  Levin  Family  (Mrs.  Colman  Levin) , 
Joseph  M.  Linscy,  E.  M.  Loew,  Moses 
Lubets,  Fred  Monosson,  Louis  H. 
Salvage,  Schwartz  Family  (Irving 
Schwartz).  Morton  Selig,  Joseph  Wein- 
stein,  $5,000,  each. 


(Continued   from   page  one) 

Mrs.  Gilbert  welcomed  those  present  and 
asserted  that  her  late  father  would  have  been 
wholly  in  accord  with  the  objectives  of  the 
university  which  bears  his  name.  .\  member 
of  the  New  York  State  Board  of  Regents 
for  many  years,  Mrs.  Gilbert  added  that  she, 
personally,  is  "giving  her  wholehearted  en- 
dorsement and  unqualified  support  to  the 

Dr.  Nathan  described  the  basis  upon 
which  the  university  will  be  opened  as  one 
which  will  reflect  "the  true  spirit  of  de- 
mocracy. '  He  said  that  a  group  of  leading 
educators  is  currently  engaged  in  the  work 
of  formulating  the  constitution  for  the  school, 
and  added  that  the  president  will  soon  be 
selected.  He  stated:  "Brandeis  University 
will  be  neither  a  mass  education  factory, 
nor  a  ghettoized  school.  It  will  be  open  to 
all  on  the  sole  basis  of  mental  equipment, 
regardless  of  sex,  color,  creed,  national  ori- 
gin or  political  opinion.  It  will  typify  a 
generally  democratic  and  generally  civilized 
community  in  its  search  for  truth  and  abiding 
faith  in  equality." 

Mr.  Lazrus  said  that  the  climax  of  this 
city's  campaign  would  occur  with  the  June 
5th  dinner  at  the  Waldorf-.^storia.  He  said 
he  was  certain  "that  New  York  City  would 
bear  its  full  responsibility  in  meeting  the 
national  goal  of  $15,000,000  for  the  estab- 
lishment of  .America's  first  non-sectarian, 
Jewish-sponsored  university." 


Supported  by 



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VOLUME  II,  No.  1 

JULY,  1947 


Dorms  And  Library 
To    Be    Built    First 

by   MAX   K.  GROSSMAN,  Provost 

The  task  ahead  is  exciting  and  fas- 
cinating. Brandcis  University  will  open 
in  the  fall  of  1948  with  a  freshman  class 
comprising  many  of  the  top  graduates 
of  the  nation's  secondary  schools. 

We  shall  assemble  at  Waltham  a  dis- 
tinguished faculty,  made  up  largely  of 
young  men  and  women  of  great  expe- 
rience, of  abounding  love  for  learning, 
of  enduring  and  endearing  interest  in 
young  people. 

Our  faculty  will  comprise  persons 
who,  within  a  few  years,  will  be  the 
leaders  in  their  specialities.  Our  great- 
est interest,  after  checking  on  academic 

About  Our  Provost 

You  will  be  seeing'  and  hearing  a 
good  deal  of  Professor  Max  R. 
Grossman,  our  newly  appointed 
Provost.  Turn  to  the  back  page  and 
meet  him.  ^ 

background,  will  be  to  assemble  a  group 
of  people  who  are  pre-eminent  teachers. 

Before  the  college  of  arts  and  sciences 
opens  as  the  first  undergraduate  unit  of 
Brandeis  University,  we  shall  have  a 
Faculty  Institute  on  the  campus.  There, 
for  approximately  one  month,  the  fac- 
ulty will  meet  daily  to  get  acquainted 
with  each  other;  to  outline  academic 
procedures;  to  prepare  for  the  adven- 
ture that  lies  ahead. 

The  facilities  at  Waltham  today  are 
such  that  with  minor  alterations,  we 
could  hold  classes  even  now.  Our  cam- 
pus is  magnificent  and  the  nine  build- 
ings which  stand  there  are  impressive 
and  enchanting.  During  the  coming 
year,  we  shall  erect  dormitories  for  300 
students.  Also,  we  shall  build  a  beautiful 
library  and  will  assemble  nearly  2.")0.000 
volumes  to  constitute  a  preliminary  col- 
lection. The  library  building  will,  ac- 
cording to  plans,  contain  faculty  offices. 

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BRANDEIS  PORTRAIT  TO  HANG  AT  UNIVERSITY  —  S.  J.  Woolf  (left),  tamed 
portrait  artist  and  New  York  Times  Magazine  writer,  poses  with  Susan  Brandeis  and 
George  Alpert  in  front  of  his  painting  of  the  late  Justice.  The  likeness,  executed  many 
years  ago,  has  been  shipped  from  New  York  to  the  Boston  office  of  Mr.  Alpert,  where 
it    -.vill   hang    •.^r.ti!    a    patron    purchases    it    for    the    Brande"?    University    Bo?.rd    Room. 

Brandeis  Briefs 

U  On  June  23  the  leaders  of  Salem,  Mass.  gathered  in  the  home  of  Moses  Lubets, 
chairman  of  the  Salem  Associates  of  Brandeis  University,  to  hear  Professor  Max  R. 
Grossman,  newly  appointed  provost  of  the  University,  outline  the  academic  plans  for 
Brandeis.  We  were  all  enthused  by  the  tremendous  reception  accorded  Professor 
Grossman  and  by  the  express  determination  of  the  Salem  leaders  to  run  an  outstand- 
ing campaign  for  the  University.  Mr.  Lubets  said  that  he  hoped  Salem's  campaign 
would  set  the  pace  for  the  entire  North  Shore. 

j[  The  New  Bedford  Associates  of  Bran- 
deis University,  under  the  able  chair- 
manship of  Fisher  Abramson.  held  a 
fund-raising  dinner  for  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity on  June  25  at  the  New  Bedford 
Hotel.  Speakers  included  George  Alpert 
of  Boston,  President  of  the  Board  of 
Trustees,  Professor  Max  R.  Grossman, 
and  Mrs.  Susan  Brandeis  Gilbert.  Initial 

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Resignations  Help  Brandeis 

Bill    Cunningham,    ace    newspaper- 
man, brings  the  "Einstein  incident" 
into    focus    in    his    famous    Boston 
Herald    column,    reprinted    in    the 
center  fold  of  this  paper.  His  con- 
clusion:    "Brandeis     University     is 
served    by    the    inconse- 
squabble."    Cunningham's 
is    typical    of    the    entire 

nation's  press. 


'Einstein  Incident' 
Brought  Into  Focus 

Brandeis  Univ.  Actually  Served 
By  Inconsequential  Squabble 


It  was  recently  announced,  although  not  by  the  eminent 
gentleman  himself,  that  Prof.  Albert  Einstein  had  with- 
drawn his  sponsorship  from  an  educational  project,  local 
of  location  but  national  of  dream,  as  yet  unbegun  and. yet, 
well  on  its  way  and  which  will  bear  the  name  of  Brandeis 
University.  George  Aipert,  a  Boston  attorney  and  presi- 
dent of  the  Board  of  Trustees,  then  announced  that  neither 
he  nor  the  Board  had  heard  from  Dr,  Einstein,  but  that  the 
trouble  of  record  had  been  with  a  Prof.  Otto  Nathan,  an 
Economics  professpr  of  N.Y.U.,  and  ^  Mr.  S.  Ralph  Lazarus, 
la  New  York  business  man,  and  that  it  was  over  their  pro- 
posal to  establish  Prof.  Harold  Laski,  the  British  left  wing 
Laborite  and  controversial  critic  of  American  capitalism,  as 
president  of  the  proposed  institution  of  learning. 

Behind  these  two  statements  is  an  interesting  story  not 
generally  known  of  the  effort  to  found,  in  a  plant  alreadv 
waiting  in  nearby  Waltham,  the  6rst  great  Jewish-sponsored 
university  the  world  has  ever  known.  The  Einstein  contro- 
versy, if  it  is  such,  is  of  minor  consequence  in  the  major 
conception.  Whatever  else  it  is  or  isn't,  the  reader  can  decide 
for  himself  when  he  finishes  this  article. 

The  complete  story  is  bigger  than  Einstein  or  any  of  hi.s 
friends,  and  that's  remembering  that  the  celebrated  mathe- 
matician has  yet  to  say  whether  his  friends  had  the  right  to 
«pcak  for  him.  Whether  they  did  or  they  didn't,  when  they 
gave  the  trustees  the  choice  between  Laski  and  somebody  who 
believes' steadfastly  in  the  ideals  of  American  democracy  they 
did  the  project  an  immeasurable  service. 

If  when  that  institution  is  born  it  needs  a  classic  inscrip- 
tion to  be  carved  over  the  door  of  its  administration  building 
or  preserved  for  posterity  on  a  plaque  or  its  seal,  I  humbly  sug- 
gest the  words  of  Aipert,  the  president  of  jits  first  Board  of 
Trustees,  when  he  said  to  the  aforementioned  Messrs.  Lazarus 
and  Nathan  and  in  the  presence  of  Prof.  Einstein; 

"Gentlemen,  I  can  compromise  with  you  upon  any  subject 
but  one.  That  one  is  Americanism.  So  far  as  I  am  concerned, 
there  can  not  be  now,  nor  can  there  ever  be,  the  slightest  com- 
promise concerning  that." 

But  to  get  to  the  story.  For  at  least  50  years  there  has 
been  much  serious  discussion  concerning  the  founding  of  'a 
great  Jewish-sponsored  university.  This  would  not  be  a  Jew- 
ish university  as  such  but  a  Jewish  contribution  to  general 
education.  It  would  be  open  to  students  of  all  faiths.  Its  pres- 
ident and  faculty  might  or  might  not  be  Jewish.  First  of  all 
they'd  he  scholars  and  teachers.  The  faculty,  the  curriculum 
would  be  non-secretarian. 

Notable  Contributions  Jby  Other  Faiths 

In  the  end  the  school  would  probably  be  as  Jewish  as  Har- 
vard is  Congregational,  Princeton  Presbyterian,  Columbia  Epis- 
Qopal,  and  so  on.  In  all  the  world  there  has  never  been  a  Jew- 
ish sponsored  university  except  recently  in  Palestine.  Every 
other  faith  has  made  its  notable  contributions.  There  are 
countless  institutions  that  were  founded  by  the  Protestant  de- 
nominations. In  this  country  alone  more  than  200  have  been 
bounded  by  Catholics.  There  are  even  50  Negro  colleges  and 


In  the  various  arguments  concerning  "the  quota  system" 
and  other  subjects  involving  the  Jewish  student  and  college  ed- 
ucation the  charge  has  often  been  made  when  the  chips  were 
down,  the  coats  off  and  the  talk  plain  that  the  Jewish  contribu- 
tion to  higher  education,  materially,  has  not  been  sufficient  to 
merit  more  consideration — that  they  have  taken,  but  have  not 
given.  And  many  of  their  leaders  have  agreed  that  there  was 
some  justice  in  the  charge.  Hence  the  talk  for  a  great  institu- 
tion some  day. 

One  of  the  men  most  seriously  interested  in  such  a  project 
for  a  great  many  years  is  Dr.  Israel  Goldstein  of  New  York. 

Dr.  Goldstein  is  the  brilliant  Rabbi  of  Congregation  B'nai 
Jeshurum,  with  his  temple  on  88th  Street.  He  is  currently  like- 
wise head  of  the  United  Palestine  Appeal  and  that  belongs  in  the 
story  because  that's  where  and  how  he  met  Aipert. 

This  great  university  had  long  been  Dr.  Goldstein's  dream, 
but  never  until  Aipert  came  within  his  ken  did  he  .see  the  man 
he  thougnt  he  needed  to  make  it  a  reality.  George  Aipert  is  a 
local  attorney  of  middle  years.  He  is  genial,  fun-loving,  success- 
ful. He  was  never  particularly  identified  with  philanthropy  nor 
fund  raising  before  the  war.  In  fact  he  was  something  of  a  work- 
ing play-boy. 

With  the  war,  however,  and  the  plight  of  the  Jews  in  Europe, 
all  that  changed.  Because  he  had  the  time,  the  means,  a  pleasing 
presence  and  an  oratorical  gift  comparable  in  measure  at  least 
to  that  of  his  idol, -Daniel  Webster,  he  was  oersuaded  to  take  the 
platform  telling  the  story  of  the  Jew  in  Europe  to  Jewish  audi- 
ences here  in  America.  Many  people  have  said  they  never  heard 
a  speaker  so  moving.  I  heard  the  man  speak  in  Los  Angeles  two 
years  ago  and  I  can  second  the  motion. 

There  are  differences  of  opinion  amongst  those  of  Jewish 
faith  as  to  the  policies  and  procedures  of  these  campaigns  and 
there  are  those  who  seem  to  find  it  hard  to  regard  Aipert  as  other 
than  a  recent  recruit  with  an  extended  novitiate  of  some  sort  still 
ahead  of  him,  None  tries  to  deny,  however,  that  he  has  been 
one  of  the  most  dynamic  and  successful  fund  raisers  any  cause 
ever  had.  This  work  threw  him  into  association  with  Dr.  Gold- 
stein, and  when  the  eminent  clergymaan  came  to  know  him  he 
decided  that  with  Aipert  at  last  he  was  prepared  to  proceed  with 
his  dream. 

Aipert  was  by  no  means  the  most  prominent  man  in  the  pic- 
ture. There  were  others,  such  as  the  justice  of  the  New  York 
Supreme  Court,  Samuel  Null,  Julius  Silver,  vice-president  of  the 
Polaroid  Corporation,  Abraham  F.  Wechsier,  a  prominent  New 
York  merchant  and  a  long  list  of  others.  Aipert  with  his  fund 
raising  experience  and  organizational  know-how  simply  fitted  in. 
It  was  no  easy  time  to  launch  such  a  venture. 
There  are  but  five  million  Jews  in  the  United  States  and 
they  were  already  being  ^ked  to  contribute  $300,000,000—170 
million  for  relief  work  overseas  and  130  million  to  philanthropic 
needs  in  this  country.  It  was  estimated  that  ah  endowment  of 
$15,000,000would  be  necessary  for  the  university. 

Million  Dollars  Already  Contributed 

A  foundation  for  the  purpose  of  raising  funs  was  however 
organized  and  at  a  first  meeting  held  here  in  Boston  some  three 
months  ago  51  men  contributed  $550,000.  Since  then  several 
New  England  communities.  Fall  River,  New  Bedford,  et  cetera, 
have  contributed  another  $500,000.  The  still  to  be  born  institu- 
tion now  has  more  than  a  million  dollars  in  cash  and  pledi^es. 

It  received  too  a  tremendous  break  in  the  matter  of  a 
plant.  In  Waltham  on  a  truly  beautiful  campus  of  100  acres 
is  practically  a  complete  university  ready  for  occupancy,  ft 
has  been  known  as  Middlesex  University  and  its'  story  up  to 
here  has  been  tragic.  It's  too  long  a  tale  to  tell  in  this  space, 
but  the  really  impressive  place  was  the  life  time  dream  of  a 
Dr.  John  Hall  Smith  who  built  it  with  more  than  a  million 
dollars  of  his  own  funds.  As  a  medical  school  he  could  never 


BOSTON,     SUNDAY,     JUNE     29,     1947 

get  it  accredited  and  lie  di^d  at  tiie.end  of  a  long  fight  leaving 
it  as  a  very  white  elephant  upon  the  hands  of  trustees. 

These  gladly  have  now  turned  it  over  to  the  trustees  of 
the  Brandeis  University  project,  the  sole  stipulation  bein^  that 
a  non-sectarian  institution  of  the  first  rank  be  created  on  the 
property.  That  assiirance  has  been  solemnly  given. 

And  .so  the  carnpaign  continues.  Response  from  all  over 
the  nation  is  beginning  to  roll  in.  The  enthusiasm  is  high  and 
ration  wide.  No  actual  drive  has  been  conducted  on  a  national 
basis.  It's  assumed  that  one  will  be,  but  'it  just  so  could  work 
out  that  none  will  be  necessary. 

It  was  in  connection  with  the  fund  raising  that  Prof. 
Einstein  was  approached.  There  were  and  are  a  great  many 
sponsors  and  endorsers  of  the  general  idea. 

The  list  of  names  Is  impressive  and  national.  Just  a  verv  few 
are  such  distinguished  clergymen  as  Archbishop  Gushing,  the 
late  Dr.  J.  Hugh  O'Donnell,  presi'dent  of  Notre  Dame  University; 
Bishop  G.  Bromley  Oxnam  of  the  Methodist  Church;  Rabbi 
Stephen  S.  Wi£e  and  others;  such  educators  as  President  Kari 
T.  Compton  of  M.  I.  T.,  President  Daniel  Marsh  of  B.  U..  President 
Franklin  p.  Snyder  of  Northwestern  University,  President  von 
Kleinschmidt  of  the  University  of  Southern  California,  Dr.  Ray 
Lyman  Wilbur,  chancellor,  Stanford  University:  President  Alex- 
andre G.  Ruthven  of  the  University  of  Michigan  and  so  on;  such 
prominent  senators  and  congressmen  as  Ball,  Bloom,  Kilgore, 
McMahon,  Thomas,  Wagner,  Cellar,  Voorhis,  Douglas,  Salton- 
stall  and  so  through  a  long  list,  including  authors,  civic  leaders 
and  titans  of  industry.  Prof.  Einstein  not  only  enthusiastically 
authorized  the  use  of  his  name,  but  authorized  its  use  at  th'e  head 
of  a  fund  raising  foundation  to  be  known  as  the  Albert  Einstein 
Foundation.  He  issued  many  enthusiastic  statements  praising  the 
new  university  and  referred  to  it  as  "my  darling  baby." 

Einstein  Too  Busy  to  Give  Time 

The  professor,  however,  is  pushing  70,  and  he's  not  much 
of  a  man  for  practical  matters.  He  participated  in  a  few  meet- 
ings and  managed  to  take  a  dislike  to  Dr.  Goldstein  who  wa.s 
president  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  and  likewise  head  of  the 
newly  former  Einstein  Foundation.  Rather  than  cause  any  con- 
troversy. Dr.  Goldstein  resigned  from  both  positions  and  Ein- 
stein officially  stayed  on. 

He  said,  however,  that  he  was  too  busy  to  give  the  project 
much  of  his  personal  time  and  designated  a  friend,  Prof.  Otto 
Nathan,  Assistant  Professor  of  Economics  at  New  York  Univer- 
sity, to  be  his  contact  man  and  personal  representative.  Alpert 
succeeded  Dr.  Goldstein  as  president  of  the  Board  of  University 
Trustees,  and  Ralph  Lazarus,  a  friend  of  Nathan's  and  execu- 
tive of  a  famous  watch  company  in  New  York  succeeded  him 
as  head  of  the  Einstein  Foundation 

Meanwhile  plans  for  getting  the  university  organized  on 
the  academic  side  were  made  and  voted  official    Part  of  these 

=  f  f.*^^""""  ""i"^  '''^"  ^  y^^""  ^-°'  ^^"^'1  for  "le  forniation  of 
an  academic  advisory  board,  composed  of  competent  educators 
•both  Jewish  and  non-Jewish.  Prof.  Nathan  was  to  select  this 
committee  and  the  committee  was  then  to  recommend  to  the 
Board  of  Trustees  some  nominations  for  president,  an  academic 
policy  suggestions  concerning  a  faculty,  a  curriculum  and  so  on 
n  c  i^'^I^  ^P'  ^^'^'"^  *^^"  ''h's  committeei  Would  be  ready  and 
Prof.  Nathan  kept  asking  the  trustees  to  be  patient,  saying  that 
he  must  have  men  of  high  calibre  and  implying  that  he  was 
pondering  his  selections  very  carefully.  In  the  meanwhile  all 
other  things  were  moving  rapidly  and  well. 
A,  "^wo  "lonths  ago,  the  Messrs.  Lazarus  and  Nathan  Informed 
Alpert  that  there  would  be  no  Educational  Advisory  Committee 
and  suggested  that  instead  the  Board  of  Trustees  designate  Prof 
Einstein  to  select  a  president.  Alpert  said  this  was  contrary  to 
the  original  understanding  and  likewise  contrary  to  all  estab- 
hshed_academic  procedure.    He  wasn't  in  faVor  of  it    he  said 

he  didn't  like  it,  didn't  think  he  could  agree  to  it,  and  still  in 
the  interests  of  harmony  he  was  willing  ro  hear  the  proposal 
through.  He  asked  them  if  they,  Nathan  and  Lazarus,  had  any 
nomination,  personally,  for  the  presidency. 

"Nathan  and  I  think  Harold  Laski  of  London,  would  be  an 
ideal  choice,"  said  Mr.  Lazarus.  They  invited  Alpert  to  Princeton' 
to  talk  it  over  with  Prof.  Einstein.  Thais  where  Alpert  made 
his  .Speech  about  compromising  on  anything  except  Americanism. 
He  said  he  felt  the  head  of  the  school  should  be  an  American, 
and  not  only  Yhat,  but  one  whose  Americanism  and  complete 
loyalty  to  the  American  interpretation  of  democracy  was  un- 
swerving and  unchallengeable. 

He  was  willing  to  grant,  he  said,  that  Prof.  Laski  was  a 
brilliant  nT,an,  that  he  might  even  be  a  great  educator,  but  he 
was  at  least  an  international  socialist  of  record,  he  had  just 
sued  and  lost  a  suit  for  libel  against  a  British  newspaper  that' 
had  called  him  a  communist,  and  in  any  event,  he  was  contro- 
versial in  his  political  views  and  a  constant  critic  of  American 

Alpert  said  that  if  they  refused  to  abide  by  the  Board's  pro- 
cedures he  would  have  to  resign.  Then  his  made  his  comment 
about  compromising  with  Americanism. 

Nathan  and  Lazarus  was  adamant.  Einstein  didn't  say  much 
one  way  or  the  other.  He  did  say  that  Laski  was  a  very  brilliant 
man,  but  he  didn't  seem  to  have  any  interest  in  the  other  angles 
and  took  no  position.  There  are  those  who  say  that  the  great 
scientist  doesn't  bother  much  ^ith  mundane  matters. 

Lazarus  Statement  Came  as  Surprise  \ 

The  impasse  went  to  a  vote  of  the  board  and  the  board 
sustained  Alpert.  Lazarus  and  Nathan  thereupon  resigned,  but 
they  said  they  resigned  with  good  will  and  that  they  would  issue 
no  statements  that  would  jeopardize  the  project. 

The  subsequent  Lazarus  statement  therefore  came  as  a  sur- 
prise, and  while  it  may  npt  have  intended  to  hurt  the  project, 
it  quoted  Einstein  as  withdrawing  his  sponsorship  and  the  use' 
of  his  name  because  Alpert  and  the  board  were  trying  "to  break 
down  the  educational  standards  of  the  university." 

That's  silly  on  the  face  of  it  because  the  university  has  no 
standards  of  any  sort  as  yet.  As  yet,  it  doesn't  exist.  All  the 
board  did  was  to  refuse  to  change  its  program  of  procedure  to 
permit  Einstein  to  select  a  president,  presumably  the  crimson 
tinted  Dr.  Laski  if  he  accepted  the  suggestion  .of  his  friends. 

The  peculiar  part  of  it  is  that  Einstein  himself  hasn't  said 
anything  one  way  or  the  other,  and  all  efforts  to  reach  him  by 
the  board  and  the  press  have  been  unavailing.  So  far  as  any 
word  from  him  goes,  he's  still  a  sponsor  and  a  backer. 

This  probably  comes  under  the  head  of  the  type  of  organ-  ' 
izational  trouble  that  no  great  project  can  hope  to  avoid,  but  it's  I 
interesting  in  view  of  the  far  bigger  story  it  throws  into  focus. 

The  plans  for  the  great  university  go  on  without  a  halt. 
The  loss  of  the  Einstein  namt,  if  indeed  it  is  lost,  hasn't  cost 
the  fund  campaign  a  dollar.  It  controlled  nothing  and  can  take 
nothing  away.  The  name  will  simply  be  changed  to  the  Brandeis 
Foundation,  and  that  may  have  even  more  general  appeal. 

There  will  be  an  Educational  Advisory  Committee,  fn  fact, ' 
it's  being  formed  now  by  Prof.  Max  Grossman,  until  three  weeks 
ago  a  popular  member  of  the  faculty  of  Boston  University, 
and  now  the  new  Provost  of  Brandeis  University.  A  president 
will  be  selected.  He  will  then  help  select  his  faculty.  Policies, 
a  curriculum  and  all  the  rest  will  be  decided  upon,  and  the 
first  academic  year  will  begin  in  the  autumn  of  1948. 

You  may  be  sitting  close  to  the  birth  of  one  of  the  future's 
great  educational  institutions.  It  already  had  a  cause  to  serve, 
a  faith  to  glorify,  but  if  it  needed  an  issue  to  establish  its 
character,  the  "Einstein  incident"  could  scarcely  have  served 
it  more  notably. 


Academic  Aspects 

(ConHnued  from  page  one) 

When  this  work  is  completed  Brandeis 
University  will  begin  its  educational 
career  with  faculty,  students  and  facili- 
ties which  will  make  this  institution  — 
from  the  time  the  very  first  lecture  is 
given  —  one  of  the  finest  in  the  country. 

We  have  passed  the  formative  stages 
of  our  history.  We  are  now  in  the  plan- 
ning phase.  Within  a  few  months,  we 
shall  be  ready  for  operative  procedures. 
Then,  in  a  little  more  than  a  year  from 
now,  we  shall  begin  with  a  freshman 
class  of  an  under-graduate  college  which 
will  bring  distinction  to  the  sponsors, 
founders  and  associates  of  Brandeis 
University.  We  shall  open  a  university 
which  will  be  a  source  of  joy  and  in- 
spiration to  all  of  the  Jews  of  America 
—  a  college  which  will  be  non-sectarian 
and  which  will  be  open  to  all.  on  the 
basis  of  scholastic  achievement  and  ap- 
titude, without  regard  to  sex,  color  or 

The  entire  nation  will  rejoice  in  the 
establishment  of  Brandeis  University.. 


A  resident  of  Brookline,  Mass.,  Prof. 
Grossman,  43  years  old,  holds  three 
degrees  from  Boston  University  and  has 
taken  graduate  studies  at  Harvard.  Ap- 
pointed to  the  Boston  University  faculty 
as  teaching  fellow  in  1928  and  advanced 
through  various  academic  ranks,  he  was 
made  full  Professor  in  1938  at  age  of 
34  and  a  year  later  named  head  of  the 
Department  of  Journalism. 


In  1945,  he  was  National  President 
of  the  American  Association  of  Schools 
and  Department  of  Journalism,  and 
during  1942  to  '44,  national  President 
of  Kappa  Tau  Alpha,  the  Journalism 
Scholarship  Fraternity.  (These  two  posts 
represent  the  highest  academic  honors 
obtainable  in  the  field  of  education  for 

A  newspaperman  during  his  entire 
professional  life,  for  many  years  a  fea- 
ture writer  on  the  staff  of  the  Boston 


RE.VDY  FOR  OCCUPANCY  —  This  is  one  t.I  lour  circular  classrooms  at  the  castle 
unit  of  Brandeis  University,  awaiting  the  first  Freshman  Class  in  September,  1948. 
Seating  capacity  is  110.  Unique  vaulted  ceiling  makes  chamber  acousticly  perfect.  Large 
windows  provide  light  and  a  fine  view  of  the  Charles  River. 

Brandeis  Briefs  .  .  . 

(Continued  fronn  page  one) 

gifts  received  at  the  meeting  totalled 
upwards  of  $30,000.  The  chairman  in- 
creased his  own  previously  announced 
gift  by  $1,000  as  a  mark  of  confidence 
in  the  future  of  Brandeis  University. 

Sunday  Post  and  a  contributor  to  other 
Boston  and  New  York  newspapers  and 
magazines,  he  served  also  during  1936 
to  '38  as  a  radio  news  commentator. 

During  the  war  he  was  a  member  of 
the  Writers  Division  of  the  Office  of 
War  Information.  Overseas,  in  1945,  he 
became  dean  of  the  School  of  Jour- 
nalism at  the  U.  S.  Army  University, 
Biarritz,  France.  In  addition  to  his 
teaching  duties,  he  served  as  managing 
editor  of  the  Army  daily  newspaper 
published  there.  In  April  1946  he  be- 
came roving  correspondent  for  "Stars 
and  Stripes,"  famed  Army  newspaper, 
covering  Big  Four  meetings  in  Berlin, 
the  Nuremberg  trials  and  the  Paris  peace 

He  returned  to  the  States  in  Septem- 
ber 1946  and  to  duties  at  Boston  Uni- 
versity. He  is  a  member  of  the  National 
Press  Club,  Massachusetts  Press  Asso- 
ciation, New  Century  Club.  His  schol- 
arship fraternities:  Beta  Gamma  Sigma, 
and  Kappa  Tau  Alpha.  Social  fraterni- 
ties: Phi  Alpha  and  Kappa  Omega 
Sigma.  He  was  also  founder  of  the 
New  England  Interscholastic  Press 

\  As  this  paper  goes  to  press,  Mr.  Saul 
Seder,  prominent  Worcester  attorney, 
and  outstanding  communal  leader,  has 
called  a  meeting  of  prominent  Jewish 
residents  of  his  community  to  discuss 
ways  and  means  of  best  enlisting  that 
city's  support.  It  is  expected  that  the 
meeting  will  lay  the  groundwork  for 
the  formation  of  the  Worcester  Asso- 
ciates of  Brandeis  University. 

K  At  a  meeting  recently  held  at  the 
Hotel  Edison  in  Lynn  the  Trustees  nf 
Temple  Beth-El  voted  to  establish  a 
fellowship  at  Brandeis  University  in 
honor  of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  A.  S.  Burg. 
Mr.  Burg,  after  16  years'  service  as 
President  of  Beth-El,  recently  retired. 
His  successor,  Leon  Shamroth,  presided. 

The  Brandeis  Foundation 

The  Board  of  Directors  of  The 
Albert  Einstein  Foundation,  Inc. 
wishes  to  announce  that  this  or- 
ganization will  henceforth  be  known 
as  The  Brandeis  Foundation,  Inc. 
The  function  of  the  Foundation  will 
continue  to  be  for  the  support  of 
Brandeis  University,  America's  first 
secular  institution  for  higher  learn- 
ina;  under  Jewish  sponsorship.  The 
address  also  remains  unchanged: 
245  Fifth  Avenue,  New  York  16, 
New    York;    MUrray    Hill    3-7714. 


VOL.   1  NO.   1 


JANUARY,  1949 



Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar 

rHE  dream  is  a  reality,  the  hope  an 
accomplishment.  Brandeis  University, 
the  nation's  first  Jewish-sponsored,  non- 
sectarian  University  is  now  an  educational 

tlLlUCN  ClllCui.. 

Brandeis  joined  the  illustrious  ranks  of 
the  nation's  colleges  and  universities 
amid  traditional  pomp  and  ceremony. 
Presidents  and  delegates  of  210  American 
and  foreign  educational  centers  personally 
extended  official  welcome  at  the  impressive 
Inaugural  Ceremonies.  Lay  persons  all 
over  the  country  warmly  received  the  new 

The  beautiful  100-acre  campus  is  now 
alive  with  the  manifold  activities  of  eager 
youth.  Classrooms  buzz  with  the  excite- 
ment of  students  as  they  delve  into  pre- 
viously unexplored  paths  of  knowledge 
under  the  guidance  of  the  outstanding 
scholars  who  form  the  faculty.  The  neat 
rows  of  books  in  the  library  have  begun 
to  assume  their  rightful  much-read,  much- 
used  air.  Each  of  the  colorfully  furnished 
dormitory  rooms  reflects  the  distinctive 
personalities  of  its  inhabitants.  Extracur- 
ricular activities  are  flourishing;  a  student 
newspaper,  literary  magazine  will  be  pub- 
lished shortly,  a  glee  club  is  well  over 
the  organizational  hump,  and  student 
government  is  in  the  last  stages  of  plan- 
ning. Truly,  Brandeis  University  is  a 
"going  concern". 

This  heartening  beginning  has  been 
both  a  proud  and  humbling  experience.  It 
would  be  only  natural  if  the  men  who 
strove  to  make  Brandeis  University  a 
reality  now  sat  back  complacently  to  view 
the  fruition  of  their  hard-won  dream. 
Instead  of  that  almost  inevitable  psycho- 
logical slackening  of  effort  and  interest, 
two  inspiring  events  have  occurred.  Meyer 
Jaffe,  long  devoted  to  the  Brandeis  cause, 
has  established  a  5250,000  Library  Fund; 
The  New  England  Associates  of  Brandeis 
have  launched  a  General  Funds  campaign 
for  51,600,000. 

Such  gratifying  events  symbolize  an 
awareness  on  the  part  of  those  men  who 
are  responsible  for  the  birth  of  Brandeis 
University  that  their  work  is  not  yet  done. 

Future  generations  of  Brandeis  students 
must  find  the  same  intellectual  and  spir- 
(Conl'nitit'il  on  jhige  .5  culiiinii  2) 


$250,000  LIBRARY  FUND 

$1,600,000  Campaign 
Launched  for  Brandeis 


The  New  Eng- 
-*-  land  Associates 
of  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity have  launched  a 
drive  for  51,600,000 
it  was  announced  re- 
cently by  Morris  S. 
Shapiro,  Chairman 
of  the  Board  of  Trus- 
tees of  the  Brandeis 
the  fund-raising  arm  of 

Foundation,  Inc., 
the  University. 

The  funds  collected  during  this  first 
organized  drive  will  be  devoted  to  the 
General  Funds  of  the  University. 

Following  close  on  the  heels  of  the 
announcement  of  the  campaign  was  the 
formation  of  the  Organization  Committee 
under  the  leadership  of  Milton  Kahn. 
Members  of  the  Committee  are:  Walter 
Bieringer,  Benjamin  Ulin,  Sidney  H. 
Rabinowitz,  and  George  Constantine.  This 
committee  assumed  the  responsibility  for 
the  organization  of  campaign  teams  by 
industries  and  recruitment  of  team  leader- 
ship. To  date  campaign  teams  representing 
some  20  industries  and  professions  have 
been  formed.  'While  Boston  has  become 
campaign  headquarters  because  of  its  prox- 
imity to  the  campus,  fund-raising  activitie.s 
are  well  underway  in  Worcester,  Leomin- 
ster, Lowell,  Fall  River,  New  Bedford, 
Providence,  R.  I.,  and  Manchester,  New 

In  discussing  the  campaign  Mr.  Shapiro 
stated,  "There  is  every  indication  that  the 
campaign  will  be  an  unqualified  success. 
Gifts  already  received  and  other  contribu- 
tions shortly  to  be  announced,  give  every 
indication  that  the  wide  degree  of  support 
will  enable  us  to  reach  our  goal  within  a 
short  period  of  time." 

(C'liiliniud  on  p.igc  .3  column  1 ) 

MEYER  JAFFE  and  a  group  of  Mr. 
Jafife's  friends  have  established  a  fund 
in  the  amount  of  $250,000  to  be  named 
the  William  Walter  Jaffe  Memorial  Library 
Building  Fund  and  to  be  used  for  the 
erection  of  a  library  building. 

The  Library,  first  unit  in  the  newly 
formulated  architectural  master  plan  de- 
signed for  the  expansion  of  the  nation's 
first  Jewish-sponsored,  non-sectarian  Uni- 
versity, is  to  be  named  in  memory  of  Mr. 
Jaffe's  son,  a  veteran  of  World  War  II 
who  achieved  a  distinguished  war  record. 

Meyer  jajje  presenting  check  for  $2i0,000 
to  George  Alperl.  Pres,  of  the  Board  of  Trustees 

It  is  appropriate  that  the  memory  of  this 
young  man  be  perpetuated  by  a  contri- 
bution which  will  nurture  future  genera- 
tions of  youth. 

It  is  also  most  appropriate  that  Brandeis 
University  should  receive  its  most  sizable 
gift  to  date  from  Mr.  Jaffe.  For  he,  as 
much  as  any  single  man,  has  given  of  his 
tireless  energy  and  rich  talents  to  the 
creation  of  Brandeis.  As  well  as  serving 
on  the  Board  of  Trustees,  and  the  Brandeis 
Foundation,  Inc.,  he  was  Chairman  of  the 
Building  Committee  and  personally  super- 
vised the  remodelling  and  construction 
necessary  to  ready  the  beautifully  100  acre 
campus  for  this  fall's  "Pilot"  class. 


Appearing  in  the  current  issue  of  Look  Magazine  is  a  six-page  article  en- 
titled "Brandeis  Uni\ersity  is  Born".  Complete  with  magnificent  pictures  of  the 
campus,  students,  and  faculty,  the  story  of  the  first  Jewish-sponsored,  non-sec- 
tarian University  is  brought  once  again  to  the  attention  of  the  nation.  Run  — 
do  not  walk  —  to  your  nearest  magazine  stand ! 

Nationwide  Expansion 

of  Women's  Committee 

Well  Underway 

THE  same  exciting  pace  which  The 
Women's  Committee  of  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity estabhshed  in  their  early  organ- 
izational stages  continues  without  a  pause. 

Highlights  of  the  past  month's  activity 
were  the  presentation  of  Si 0,000  to  the 
University  Library  by  the  Women's  Com- 
mittee and  the  establishment  of  enthu- 
siastic units  in  New  Bedford,  Mass.,  and 
Providence,  R.  I.  Mrs.  Harry  L.  Michaels, 
Temporary  Chairman,  also  reports  organ- 
izational activity  under  way  in  Los  Angeles, 
Calif.,  St.  Louis,  Mc,  and  New  York  City. 

A  recent  membership  meeting  held  on 
December  15  brought  together  the  chair- 
men and  the  most  active  members  from 
each  of  the  organized  communities  for  an 
overall  picture  of  the  progress  of  the 

Mrs.  Max  Katz,  Chairman  of  Member- 
ship, pointed  out  that  at  the  last  large 
meeting  which  was  held  late  last  summer, 
membership  in  the  Committee  totalled  in 
excess  of  1000.  Reports  from  the  Decem- 
ber 15  meeting  indicate  a  present  member- 
ship of  more  than  double  that  figure. 




Hotel  Somerset  —  2:30  P.M. 



Professor  of  Comparative  Literature 

The  Providence,  R.  I.,  community  was 
organized  under  the  leadership  of  Mrs. 
Bertram  Bernhardt,  Mrs.  Saul  Feinberg, 
Mrs.  Louis  I.  Kramer  and  Mrs.  Benjamin 
Rossman.  The  meeting  in  this  community 
testified  to  the  real  interest  of  the  group 
according  to  Mrs.  Harry  Michaels  and 
Mrs.  Irving  Abrams,  who  told  the  story 
of  the  Committee  to  the  Providence 
women.  Mrs.  Morris  Pritsker  represented 

Mrs.  Harry  Zeitz  of  New  Bedford  called 
the  initial  meeting  of  her  community 
December  2.  Mrs.  Carl  Spector,  Vice 
President,  reported  that  New  Bedford 
would  become  a  stronghold  for  the  activ- 
ities of  the  Women's  Committee. 

Among  those  representing  their  com- 
munities at  the  December  1 5  membership 
meeting  were  Mrs.  Charles  M.  Stearns, 
Mrs.  Abraham  Zimble  and  Mrs.  Louis 
Zimble  of  Chelsea;  Mrs.  Samuel  Dubitsky, 
Mrs.  Barton  Goldberg,  and  Mrs.  Edwin 
Jaffe  of  Tall  River;  Mrs.  Samuel  Alofson, 
Newport;  Mrs.  Morris  Winer,  Sharon; 
and    Mrs.    Joseph    Goldberg,    Fall    River. 

The  first  specific  task  of  the  Women's 
Committee  is  the  creation  of  a  librar)'  for 
the  University.  Members  will  participate 
in  developing  the  Adult  Education  Pro- 
gram and  will  engage  in  many  other 
projects  vital  to  the  development  of 


A  Discussion  of  the  Curriculum  Content  and  Educational  Organization 

Among  the  recent  distinguished  visitors  to  the 
Br.mdeis  campus  Uds  Mrs.  Lererett  SjltonslaH, 
u-ije  of  the  United  Stones  Senator.  Entertaining 
her  were  Susan  Brandeis,  a  former  classmate, 
wives  of  the  Board  of  Trustees,  and  the  officers 
of  the  Women's  Committee.  Above  are  Mrs. 
Saltonstall,  Susan  Brandeis,  and  Mrs.  George 




Tj'  ULFILLING  its  pledge  to  assume  an 
-L  active  role  in  the  intellectual  and  spir- 
itual life  of  the  community,  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity is  laying  the  foundation  for  a  pro- 
gram of  Adult  Education.  It  is  hoped 
that  the  initial  lectures  will  be  scheduled 
for  early  spring. 

A  provisional  Committee  is  functioning 
under  the  leadership  of  Dr.  Milton  Hindus, 
Assistant  Professor  of  English,  who  was 
formerly  associated  with  the  University 
of  Chicago  and  The  New  School  of  Social 
Research.  Other  members  of  this  Com- 
mittee include  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar,  Presi- 
dent, Dr.  Ludwig  Lewisohn,  Professor  of 
Comparative  Literature  and  well-known 
author  and  critic.  Dr.  Shlomo  Marenof, 
Lecturer  in  Near  Eastern  Languages  and 
Civilizations,  and  Clarence  Q.  Berger, 
Director  of  Public  Relations. 

The  program  will  be  directed  toward 
those  men  and  women  in  the  community 
who  desire  knowledge  as  an  end  in  itself. 
The  lectures  will  be  on  a  high  intellectual 
level  and  personal  contact  between 
the  audience  and  lecturer  will  be  assured 
by  limiting  the  number  attending  each 
course  and  encouraging  informal  gather- 
ings both  before  and  after  the  lecture. 

The  first  draft  on  a  list  of  lectures  to 
be  included  in  the  program  has  been  sub- 
mitted and,  according  to  the  committee, 
will  be  announced  shortly.  It  was  revealed, 
however,  that  Dr.  Sachar,  Dr.  Lewisohn 
and  Dr.  Hindus  will  each  give  a  series  of 
lectures  in  their  respective  fields.  It  is 
expected  that  visiting  lecturers  will  be  in- 
vited to  participate  in  the  program. 

'T'  HE  excitement  of  the  events  attendant 
-*-  upon  the  opening  of  Brandeis  —  the 
impressive  Inaugural  Festivities,  the  com- 
pletion of  the  present  campus,  the  arrival 
of  the  "Pilot"  freshman  class  —  have 
somewhat  overshadowed  many  important 
aspects  of  the  new  University. 

Among  the  more  important  questions 
still  not  completely  answered  are  those 
pertaining  to  the  educational  pattern.  What 
role  does  Brandeis  hope  to  assume  within 
the  field  of  higher  education .-'  Is  its  cur- 
riculum organized  along  traditional  paths 
or  does  its  newness  make  it  sympathetic  to 
experimentation?  In  essence,  what  is  the 
content  and  organization  of  the  curriculum 
oflfered  to  Brandeis  students.' 

Fundamentally,  the  educational  pattern 
of  Brandeis  will  adhere  closely  to  that  of 
the  small,  high-calibre  liberal  arts  college. 

Brandeis,  however,  has  eliminated  the 
traditional  concentration  within  depart- 
ments and  divisions  and  has  established 
four  Schools:  The  School  of  General 
Studies,  the  School  of  Social  Sciences,  the 
School  of  Humanities  and  the  School  of 
Science.  The  administration  hopes  to  add 
a  School  of  Music  and  Fine  Arts  to  round 
out  the  curriculum. 

The  107  "Pilot"  freshmen  are  enrolled 
in  the  School  of  General  Studies,  which 
offers  introductory  and  survey  courses. 
Students  then  will  concentrate  in  one  of 
the  upper  Schools,  each  of  which  will  offer 
diversified  programs  of  studies. 

A  keynote  of  this  program  will  be  to 
place  the  functions  of  guidance  and 
counselling  in  the  hands  of  those  in  con- 
tact with  the  student  rather  than  in  the 
files  of  an  impersonal,  central  office. 

Another  important  contribution  of  this 
type  of  organization  to  the  intellectual 
development  of  the  student  is  the  broader 
scope  of  study  which  it  encourages.  Rather 
than  concentrate  within  the  narrow  con- 
fines of  a  single  department,  the  student  is 
exposed  to  that  entire  field  of  knowledge. 

Presently,  the  Brandeis  curriculum  offers 
16  courses  to  the  freshman  class.  Each 
student  is  required  to  take  five  courses 
including  Humanities,  Western  Civiliza- 
tion, Mathematics,  one  language  and  a 
choice  of  either  philosophy  or  chemistry. 



As  their  holiday  gift  to  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Joseph  Ford,  the  members  of  the  Ford 
Manufacturing  Co.  have  made  a  gift  of 
S2,500  to  Brandeis.  In  making  the  gift  in 
behalf  of  Ford,  a  member  of  the  Board  of 
Trustees  and  tiie  Foundation,  employees 
stated,  "No  other  gift  could  be  more  ap- 
propriate than  a  contribution  to  Brandeis, 
in  the  creation  of  which  Clara  and  Joseph 
Ford  have  played  .such  a  vital  role.  "  The 
gift  will  be  used  for  equipping  Brandeis' 
Speech  Laboratory. 



A  constant  stream  of  sightseers  anxious 
to  inspect  the  modern  educational  plant  of 
Brandeis  keeps  the  student  guides  busy  each 
week-end.  Following  the  estimated  throng 
of  10,000  who  viewed  the  grounds  on 
Open  House  Day,  visitors  from  Louisiana 
and  Illinois,  California  and  Canada  have 
arrived  daily  to  see  for  themselves  the  na- 
tion's first  Jewish-sponsored  non-sectarian 
institution  of  higher  learning.  Organiza- 
tions which  have  conducted  formal  visits 
to  the  campus  include  the  Union  of  Ameri- 
can Hebrew  Congregations,  Jewish  War 
Veterans,  Waltham  Kiwanis,  Jewish  Com- 
munity Council  of  Boston,  Rabbinical  As- 
sociation of  Greater  Boston,  Council  of 
Jewish  Women  and  the  Waltham  Rotary. 

$1,600,000  Campaign 

(CoiiliiiKcd  ]r<iiu  pJgt:  1) 

He  also  pointed  out  that  "Each  of  the 
men  who  has  volunteered  to  serve  has  con- 
suming business  and  professional  obliga- 
tions. Their  willingness  to  act  in  such  an 
important  and  demanding  capacity  reflects 
the  enthusiasm  and  pride  of  the  commu- 
nity in  Brandeis  University." 

Members  of  the  New  England  Asso- 
ciates include:  Edward  Adaskin,  Solomon 
Agoos,  Herbert  Alpert,  Jack  Ansin,  Sam 
Baer,  Irwin  Benjamin,  A.  Berkowitz,  Mor- 
ris Borkum,  Robert  P.  Cable,  Frank  Casty, 
Max  Chernis,  Abner  Cohan,  Henry  O. 
Cohen,  Hyman  M.  Cohen,  Harry  S.  Dane, 
Grover  B.  Daniels,  Harry  Falkson,  Saul 
Fechtor,  Max  Feldberg,  Morris  Feldberg, 
Phillip  Feldman,  Joseph  Feldman,  Murray 
W.  Finard,  Benjamin  Ford,  Joseph  Foster, 
Jerome  Franck,  Irving  Frank,  Herman 
Geist,  Joseph  Gibbs,  Herman  Gilman, 
Alfred  H.  Ginsburg,  Joseph  S.  Ginsburg, 
Hyman  S.  Glass,  Louis  I.  Glen,  Joseph 
Goldberg,  Louis  R.  Golden,  Louis  Gold- 
man, Edward  Goldstein,  Hyman  Gondel- 
man,  Morris  Goodman,  Barnett  D.  Gordon, 
Col.  B.  L.  Gorfinkle,  Jacob  Hiatt,  Max 
Hoffman,  Eli  Jacobson,  Kivie  Kaplan, 
Simon  Kaplan,  S.  H.  Knopf,  Leon  J. 
Kowal,  Peter  M.  Leavitt,  Edward  Levine, 
Harry  Levine,  Louis  Levine,  Stanley  Levine, 
I.  Roy  Levy,  Joseph  M.  Linsey,  Harry 
Marks,  Robert  Markson,  Y.  D.  Markson, 
Charles  Millender,  Louis  Millender,  Fred 
Monosson,  Edward  A.  Nathanson,  A.  S. 
Persky,  Harry  Quint,  Samuel  Rapaporte,  Jr. 
Dr.  Max  Ritvo,  Robert  M.  Robbins,  Charles 
Rome,  Hon.  Da\id  A.  Rose,  Arthur  Rosen, 
Dr.  S.  H.  Rubin,  Louis  H.  Salvage,  Irving 
Schwartz,  Joseph  Schwartz,  Nathan 
Schwartz,  Samuel  Seder,  Arthur  Shactman, 
Abraham  Shapiro,  Alexander  Shapiro, 
Louis  P.  Smith,  Hervey  Solar,  Carl  Spec- 
tor,  Dewey  D.  Stone,  Norman  B.  Tobias, 
Joseph  Talamo,  Monroe  D.  Trichter,  Irv- 
ing Usen,  Sheppard  Werner,  Wilfred  B. 
Werner,  Leonard  Windhcim,  Abraham 
Zimble,  Louis  Zimble. 


As  a  result  of  the  first  meeting  of  the 
Women's  Wear  Committee,  the  $1,600,000 
campaign  was  $100,000  closer  to  com- 

More  than  130  prominent  figures  in  the 
women's  clothing  industry  were  present  at 
the  recent  meeting  held  on  the  Univer- 
sity's campus.  Before  tackling  campaign 
plans  these  men  set  the  pace  with  contri- 
butions totaling  $100,000. 

Co-chairmen  of  the  Committee  include 
George  Constantine,  Joseph  Ford,  Jerome 
Frank,  Herman  Gilman  and  Arthur  Rosen. 


THE  MEN  who  translated  the  ideal 
of  a  Jewish  sponsored  nonsectarian 
university  into  the  reality  that  is  now 
Brandeis  act  in  the  realization  that  their 
work  has  just  begun.  For  as  members  of 
the  University's  Board  of  Trustees  and 
the  Brandeis  Foundation,  Inc.,  theirs  is  the 
responsibility  of  guiding  and  nurturing 
the  University  to  maturity  as  a  small,  high 
quality   institution  of  higher  education. 

High  on  the  list  of  vital  projects  is  the 
$1,600,000  drive.  In  this  campaign  as  well 
as  in  all  important  University  matters  the 
founders  of  Brandeis  play  an  active  and 
constructive  role. 

Morris  Shapiro,  as  chairman  of  the 
Brandeis  Foundation,  the  fund-raising 
arm  of  the  University,  is  a  key  man  in 
the  informal  but  effective  campaign  or- 
ganization. Mr.  Shapiro  is  also  a  leading 
figure  in  the  Men's  Wear  Committee. 

No  less  active  in  the  campaign  is 
George  Alpert,  President  of  the  Board  of 
Trustees.  He  is  always  on  call  for  the 
many  necessary  conferences  and  has  brought 
the  story  of  Brandeis  to  countless  groups 
in  the  community.  He  is  also  busy  with 
the  formation  of  a  Lawyer's  Committee. 

Each  of  the  Board  members  has  assumed 
the  leadership  for  the  campaign  teams 
in  their  industries;  James  Axelrod,  Tex- 
tiles; Joseph  F.  Ford,  Women's  Wear; 
Norman  Rabb,  Provisions;  and  Abraham 
Shapiro,  Shoe  and  Leather. 

Setting  the  pace  for  the  entire  campaign 
was  Meyer  Jaffe's  contribution,  the  largest 
single  gift  which  the  University  has  re- 
ceived to  date. 

With  the  men  whose  vision,  devotion 
and  perseverance  made  Brandeis  possible 
still  active  in  its  development,  Brandeis 
University  is  assured  of  a  proud  place  in 
the  academic  world. 


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itual  atmosphere,  the  same  educational 
advantages,  and  the  same  opportunity  for 
personal  expression  as  is  now  in  force 
on  the  Brandeis  campus. 

To  assure  that  this  same  high  calibre 
of  education  be  perpetuated  at  Brandeis, 
substantial  financial  reserve  is  essential. 
That  this  support  is  forthcoming  there  is 
no  doubt.  The  unqualified  enthusiam  and 
pride  of  the  Jewish  community  in  the 
University  they  have  created,  the  many 
gifts  which  Brandeis  has  received,  and 
the  readiness  of  already  overworked  men 
to  assume  the  additional  burdens  of  a 
$1,600,000  campaign  testify  to  Brandeis' 
future  security. 

To  each  of  you  who  has  given  so 
generously  of  your  time,  efforts,  and  funds 
let  me  reaffirm  the  pledge  that  the 
Brandeis  Administration  will  constantly 
strive  toward  the  realization  of  the  Uni- 
versity's great  promise  for  the  future. 

U.idci^  ol  iIh  AUn't  At>l<.i,tl  CumwilUe.  om;  «/  //Jc  /i//ii«  inJiiUiy  It.inu  f,rganuid  l<>  d,iU  m  ihc 
Si. (lOO.OOO  i.imjKiign  dre  jrum  left  l,>  right:  Sunt  Fechtor.  Morris  Shapiro,  and  Joseph  Cibhs  'I he 
Committee  held  its  first  organizational  meeting  December  Ulh  and  campaign  activities  are  underway. 


^^  al^  ^ta/u/ei^ 


—  It's  jumbo  size  for  student  Curl  \\" erutr 

—  agree  co-eds  Natalie  Litiich  (left)  and 
Lora  Levy,  as  they  see  how  their  fellow 
freshmen  measure  up  for  the  newly  arm  ed 
shipment  of  sweaters  hearing  the  blue  and 
white  shield  of  the  Uniiersity. 

"The  Reward  of  Study  is  L'nderslanding" , 
and  Brandeis  University  consciously  strifes 
far  that  atmosphere  conducive  to  study. 
Here  in  the  pleasant,  well-lighted  Library, 
students  spend  a  great  proportion  of  their 

THE    QUEEN    AND    HER    LADIES    — 

At  the  first  annual  Snow  Ball  dance,  tin 
Board  of  Trustees  selected  a  Queen  and 
her  ladies-in-u-aiting.  Crowning  the  Queen 
Anette  Hard,  is  Eleanor  Moran.  To  tht 
left  is  "Penny"  Peirez.  to  the  right 
Carol  Rodovsky. 

The  production  of  this  bull<;tin  was  made  possible  through  the  cooperation  of  the  following  Boston  concerns: 
Wright  Engraving  Company,  General  Composition  Company,  Pearl  Bindery,  and  Daniels  Printing  Company. 



Michael  Tuch 

A  more  intensive  concentration  in  the 
field  of  Hebrew  civilization  has  been  made 
possible  by  the  establishment  at  Brandeis 
of  the  Michael  Tuch 
Chair  in  Hebrew 
Literature  and  Eth- 
ics. The  Tuch  Chair 
brings  to  four  the 
number  of  endow- 
ments for  special 
fields  of  study. 

Mr.  Tuch,  who 
has  been  a  resident 
of  Brooklyn  for  many  years,  retired  from 
business  activity  in  1929  to  devote  his 
time  principally  to  philanthropic  enter- 
prises. A  visit  in  1931  to  Palestine,  where 
he  felt  the  impact  of  Hebrew  as  a  living 
tongue,  convinced  him  of  the  importance 
of  preserving  the  basic  values  of  Hebrew 

Commenting  on  his  bequest  to  the  Uni- 
versity, Mr.  Tuch  declared:  "I  am  grati- 
fied that  Brandeis  University,  though  com- 
pletely nonsectarian  in  its  admissions 
policy,  in  its  choice  of  faculty,  and  in 
its  curriculum,  recognizes  the  significant 
position  which  Hebrew  culture  holds  in 
Western  civilization.  I  am  glad  to  play  a 
part  in  the  strengthening  of  this  vital 
cultural  area  by  establishing  a  chair  which 
I  hope  will  always  be  linked  with  the 
highest  in  scholarship,  research  and  teach- 

Other  Chairs  established  at  the  Uni- 
versity recently  are  the  Rita  H.  Aronstam 
Chair  in  Organic  Chemistry,  provided  by 
the  Rita  H.  Aronstam  Charitable  and 
Educational  Foundation  of  Atlanta,  of 
which  Louis  Aronstam  is  Chairman;  and 
the  Sayde  Genis  Chair  in  Biology. 


Bringing  the 
story  of  Brandeis 
University,  its 
founding  and  its 
future,  to  National 
Women's  Commit- 
tee Chapters  across 
the  nation,  Thomas 
Savage,  author  and  Tho,>u>~I^. 
mstructor  in  the 
Humanities  at  Brandeis,  has  established 
a  highly  effective  liaison  between  the 
University  and  one  of  its  most  potent 
auxiliary   groups. 

The  author  of  "The  Pass"  and  "Lona 
Hanson",  Mr.  Savage  has  covered  a  total 
of  7,000  miles,  speaking  to  Women's 
Committee  chapters  in  Buffalo,  Canton, 
Atlanta,  Savannah,  and  New  Haven.  His 
engagements  in  these  cities  and  his  stimu- 
lating word-picture  of  the  University  ful- 
fill the  purpose  of  bringing  the  concrete 
reality  of  Brandeis  to  women  who  have 
never  visited  the  campus. 


Grant  to  Further  New 

Methods  in  Social  Sciences 

In  order  to  encourage  pioneering  effort 
in  the  area  of  a  progressive  curriculum, 
the  William  C.  "Whitney  Foundation  of 
New  York  City  has  voted  a  grant  to  the 
University  to  be  used  in  developing  new 
teaching  methods   in   the  social  sciences. 

While  current  trends  emphasize  pro- 
fessional specialization,  Brandeis  plans  to 
encourage  its  students  to  build  skills  and 
talents  upon  the  broad  base  of  the  liberal 
arts  and  sciences.  This  educational  policy, 
Brandeis  curriculum  authorities  point  out, 
is  designed  to  equip  students  to  cope  with 
the  complex  social  structure  of  contem- 
porary civilization. 

Directors  of  the  Whitney  Foundation, 
established  in  1936  by  Dorothy  Whitney 
Elmherst,  are  Michael  W.  Straight,  Presi- 
dent; Milton  C.  Rose,  "Vice  President; 
Thomas  J,  Regan,  Treasurer;  Harriet  K. 
Everson,  Assistant  Corresponding  Secre- 
tary; Max  Lerner;  and  Beatrice  Dolivet. 
The  Foundation  is  devoted  to  social  and 
economic  planning,  to  the  furtherance  of 
the  arts,  and  to  work  in  the  labor  edu- 
cation field. 

University    Publication 

Bulletin  and  Quarterly  Will 

Increasing  requests  from  friends,  donors 
and  members  of  the  several  foster 
"alumni  "  groups  of  the  University  have 
made  clear  the  necessity  of  issuing  periodic 
reports  upon  the  gratifying  development 
of  Brandeis.  The  Brandeis  Bulletin  will 
be  a  regular  monthly  publication  which 
will  report  the  many  on-campus  and  off- 






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to    Appear    Every    Month 

Keep  Brandeis  Family  Informed 

campus  activities  which  contribute  to  the 
growth  of  Brandeis. 

The  Brandeis  Quarterly,  a  magazine 
devoted  primarily  to  the  academic  fea- 
tures of  the  University,  will  appear  every 
three  months,  starting  with  the  issue  of 
October  15,  19^0.  The  Brandeis  Bulletin 
will  be  published  on  the  fifteenth  of  each 
of  the  eight  months  in  which  The 
Brandeis    Quarterly   is   not    issued. 

In  this  manner,  the  rapidly  growing 
list  ot  friends  thiougiioui  the  nation  who 
are  part  of  the  pioneering  Brandeis  family 
will  be  kept  informed  about  each  major 
step  in  what  will  assuredly  be  an  historic 

DISCUSSING  PLANS  FOR  THE  MALDEN  BRANCH  of  the  Branden  Assocnites  are  Ezra 
Green,  prominent  textile  maiiufiicturer,  tfho  is  Chairman,  and  George  Alpert.  President  of  the 
Brandeii  Board  of  Trustees,  who  addressed  the  initial  Maiden  meeting.  Serving  with  Mr.  Green  in 
organizing  the  Maiden  group  are  Eli  Hurvilt,  Benjamin  Ruderman,  Sidney  Ereedman,  and  Dr. 
Aia\  O.  Berman. 


A  student  award  for  the  promotion 
of  inter-racial  amity  has  been  estab- 
lished at  Brandeis  by  Joseph  Mayper 
and  his  family,  of  New  \'ork,  in 
memory  of  his  son  who  died  in 
World  War  II.  The  Award,  known 
as  the  "Bruce  R.  Mayper  Memorial 
Award",  was  presented  for  the  first 
time  to  Lois  Spiro,  President  of  the 
Newman  Club  at  Brandeis,  class  of 
1953.  at  the  Second  Annual  Convoca- 
tion in  Mav. 

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Following  close  upon  the  publication  of 
Brandeis'  freshman  football  schedule  for 
the  fall  of  lO'SO  is  the  announcement  by 
George  Alpert,  Pres- 
ident of  the  Univer- 
sity's Board  of  Trus- 
tees, that  Joseph  Lin- 
sey,  nationally  prom- 
inent beverage  mer- 
chant and  sports  fig- 
ure, will  serve  as 
chairman  of  the 
Athletic  Association. 
As  Benny  Friedman,  Director  of  Ath- 
letics at  the  University,  issued  succeeding 
releases  indicating  that  Brandeis  would 
meet  Harvard,  Boston  College,  Dartmouth, 
West  Point,  University  of  New  Hampshire 
and  similar  institutions  in  football,  basket- 
ball or  baseball  during  the  coming  academ- 
ic season,  many  friends  of  the  University 
asked  to  be  permitted  to  participate  in 
strengthening  the  athletic  program.  The 
most  frequently  heard  remark  was,  "I  want 
to  be  certain  of  seats  on  the  50-yard-line." 
Underlying  the  jocularity  was  a  sincere 
desire  to  aid  the  University  in  establish- 
ing its  colors  in  the  American  athletic 

Mr.  Linsey  will  shortly  announce  the 
composition  of  the  temporary  organizing 
committee.  An  old  and  devoted  friend  of 
Brandeis  University,  Mr.  Linsey  has  been 
prominent  in  the  United  Jewish  Appeal 
as  well  as  in  Catholic  and  Protestant  civic 
enterprises  in  his  native  Boston.  Mr.  Lin- 
sey takes  pride  in  the  composition  of  the 
first  Brandeis  team,  a  fine  cross-section  of 
American  life  with  the  young  athletes 
drawn  from  every  race  and  creed  and  color. 

Shapiro   Memorial   Committee,  Family  Contribute 
Funds  for  Construction    of  Brandeis  Sports  Plant 

THE  ABRAHAM  SHAPIRO  ATHLETIC  BUILDING,  designed  by  Saarinen,  Saarinen  & 
Associates.  University  architects,  will  be  the  central  unit  of  the  University's  projected  athletic  plant. 
Construction  will  be  started  shortly  on  the  main  building  {above  center).  Other  units  shmvn  above 
include:    (left)   the  proposed  swimming  pool   building;  and    (right)    the   proposed  small  gymnasium 

"be  the   newly-acquired  Memphis   Tract   of  21   acres 

unit.   Site   of  the  Shapiro   Athletic  Building   will 
overloolsing  the  Charles  River. 

A  lasting  monument  to  the  memory  of 
the  late  Abraham  Shapiro,  eminent  Boston 
philanthropist  and  member  of  the  pioneer- 
ing Board  of  Trustees  of  Brandeis,  is  to 
be  created  through  the  erection  of  the 
Abraham  Shapiro  Athletic  Building  on 
the  University  campus.  In  linking  his 
name  with  the  recently-initiated  Brandeis 
athletic  program,  the  intense  interest  of 
"Abe"  Shapiro  in  the  future  of  athletics 
at  Brandeis  will  be  appropriately  com- 


The  newly  launched  sports  program  at 
Brandeis  takes  a  major  stride  forward 
with  the  announcement  of  the  construction 
of  the  Abraham  Marcus  Athletic  Field, 
named  for  the  late  Baltimore  merchant. 
A  practice  football  field,  a  track,  a  base- 
ball diamond,  and  a  women's  playing 
held  and  bleachers,  will  be  readied  for 
use  in  1950-51  when  Brandeis  launches 
its   intercollegiate   athletic   schedule. 

The  gift  underwriting  the  Athletic 
Field  was  presented  by  the  widow  of  the 
late  Mr.  Marcus  together  with  their  chil- 
dren, nephews  and  nieces  to  honor  the 
memory  of  Mr.  Marcus  who  died  early 
this  year.  Mr.  Marcus,  a  beloved  citizen 
of  Baltimore,  was  president  of  the  Louis 
Marcus  Corporation.  Because  of  his  whole- 
hearted interest  in  athletics  and  sports, 
his     family     has     chosen     to    perpetuate 


during    the 


his  name  by  linking 
it  with  Brandeis  in 
the  creation  of  the 
Athletic  Field. 
Ground  for  the 
Field  was  broken  by 
Joseph  Linsey, Chair- 
man of  the  Brandeis 
Athletic  Association, 
in  a  ceremony  held 
Annual    Convocation 

Exercises  in  May. 

Members  of  the  Marcus  family  who 
made  the  Field  possible  include  Mrs. 
Marcus;  her  two  children,  Louis  Marcus 
and  Mrs.  Lloyd  Gerber;  and  Mr.  Marcus' 
sisters  and  brothers:  Mrs.  Louis  Naviasky, 
Mrs.  Gabriel  Click,  Mrs.  Archie  T.  'Wolf- 
sheimer;  Richard  S.  Marcus,  and  Harry 

Funds  for  the  construction  of  the 
Athletic  Building  are  being  made  avail- 
able to  Brandeis  by  the  Abraham  Shapiro 
Memorial  Committee  and  by  Mrs.  Shapiro 
together  with  members  of  the  Shapiro 
family,  including  his  sons,  Jacob,  Sidney, 
George,  and  Robert;  four  daughters,  Mrs. 
Alice  Dorn,  Mrs.  Dorothy  Kassel,  Mrs. 
Jeannette  Rosenberg  and  Mrs.  Evelyn 
Andorsky;  and  a  sister,  Mrs.  Anna 
Solomon.  The  building  will  serve  as  a 
tribute  to  one  who  played  a  major  role 
in  creating  the  University  and  charting 
its  course  in  the  formative  years. 

Chairman  of  the  Memorial  Com- 
mittee, organized  after  Mr.  Shapiro's 
death  early  in  1949,  is  A.  'W.  Berkowitz. 
Honorary  Chairmen  of  the  Committee 
are  Hon.  Maurice  J.  Tobin,  United  States 
Secretary  of  Labor,  and  Hon.  Paul  A. 
Dever,  Governor  of  the  Commonwealth 
of  Massachusetts.  Contributions  to  date 
have  been  received  from  more  than  20 
states  extending  west  to  California  and 
south  to  Alabama. 

The  Abraham  Shapiro  Athletic  Building 
will  house,  when  completed,  three  basket- 
ball and  two  squash  courts,  a  remedial 
exercise  room,  a  wrestling  room,  and 
steam,  locker  and  shower  rooms.  The  Ath- 
letic Building  will  be  of  primary  im- 
portance not  only  in  developing  the 
University's  physical  education  program, 
but  it  will  contribute  to  the  diversifica- 
tion of  Brandeis  activities. 





The  newly-elected  officers  of  The  Friends 
of  the  School  of  Music  are  utilizing  the 
hot  summer  months  for  the  initiation  of 
their  plans  for  the  academic  season 

The  Executive  Board  will  tender  a  re- 
ception   to    Irving    Fine,    newly-appointed 
Composer   in    Residence   and   Lecturer   in 
Music,     during    the 
latter    part    of    Au- 
gust. Dr.  Fine,  who 
comes    to    Brandeis 
from  a   post   at  the 
Harvard    School    of 
Music    and    who    is 
the    recent   recipient 
of     a     Guggenheim 
Iri'hig  Fine  Fellowship,  will  join 

with  Dr.  Erwin  Bodky,  Assistant  Professor 
of  Music,  in  serving  as  Consultants  to 
The  Friends  of  The  School  of  Music. 

Adolph  Ullman,  founder  and  Chairman 
of  The  Friends,  also  reports  that  the 
Elizabeth  Sprague  Coolidge  Foundation  has 
agreed  to  underwrite  a  series  of  chamber 
music  concerts  at  the  University  during 
the  coming  season.  Plans  are  now  being 
formulated  for  the  program  itself. 

Officers  of  The  Friends  of  The  School 
of  Music  for  the  coming  year  are  as  fol- 
lows: Adolph  Ullman,  Chairman;  Samuel 
Slosberg,  First  Vice  Chairman;  Mrs.  Paul 
T.  Smith  and  Emmanuel  Josephs,  Vice 
Chairmen;  Albert  Wechsler,  Treasurer; 
Mrs.  Frank  S.  Metcalf,  Recording  Secre- 
tary; Mrs.  Bernard  H.  Robinson,  Corre- 
sponding Secretary;  Mrs.  Mandell  Green, 
Financial  Secretary. 

Other  members  of  the  Executive  Board 
are:  Mrs.  Erwin  Bodky,  Lester  Dana,  Mrs. 
Jacob  J.  Kaplan,  Joseph  Milhender,  Max 
Mydans,  Dr.  Bernard  H.  Robinson,  Mrs. 
Samuel  Slosberg,  Albert  Ullman,  Mark 
Werman  and  Mrs.  Charles  F.  Whiting. 


$270,000    For    Brandeis 





To  demonstrate 
his  confidence  in  the 
future  of  Brandeis, 
Israel  Rogosin, 
prominent  industrial- 
ist and  philanthro- 
pist in  New  York 
City,  has  presented 
a  second  gift  of 
$100,000  to  the  '"•"'  R"R'"'» 
University.  Mr.  Rogosin  made  his  original 
contribution   several  years  ago. 

The  largest  gift  reported  as  a  result  of 
a  series  of  events  held  in  the  interest  of 
Brandeis  this  spring  in  New  York,  the 
benefaction  was  freed  from  any  restriction. 
Mr.  Rogosin  stipulated  that  it  be  used  for 
the  general  purposes  of  the  University.  A 
total  of  $270,000  in  gifts  was  received 
at  the  meeting  sponsored  by  Mr.  Rogosin. 

Mr.  Rogosin,  who  is  prominent  in  the 

GIFT  OF  $100,000 

Raised  at  N.Y.  Meetings 

rayon  and  textile  industries,  is  a  member 
of  the  Brandeis  University  Board  of 
Trustees,  and  has  long  been  a  leading  na- 
tional figure  in  the  activities  of  the  Ameri- 
can Red  Cross,  the  United  Jewish  Appeal 
and  other  charitable  causes.  He  is  Presi- 
dent of  the  Beaunit  Mills,  Inc.,  the  Ameri- 
can Bemberg  Corporation  and  the  North 
American  Rayon  Corporation. 

A  second  New  York  meeting  was  held 
in  the  early  summer  under  the  chairman- 
ship of  Dr.  Isador  Lubin,  a  member  of 
the  Brandeis  Board  of  Trustees  and  United 
States  Representative  on  the  UN  Com- 
mittee on  Labor  and  Employment.  Promi- 
nent New  York  personalities  cooperating 
in  arranging  Brandeis  meetings  include 
Joseph  Mailman,  of  Personna  Blades;  Max 
Doft,  of  the  Princeton  Knitting  Mills; 
Lester  Martin,  of  the  Consolidated  Tex- 
tiles; and  Jack  Poses,  of  D'Orsay  Perfumes. 


Although  community  activities  usually 
taper  off  with  the  approach  of  summer, 
neither  hot  weather  nor  vacation  plans 
have  cut  deeply  into  the  enthusiasm  of  the 
Membership  Committee  of  the  Greater 
Boston  Chapter  of  the  Brandeis  University 
Associates.  With  a  quota  of  one  thousand 
members,  the  Committee  is  determined  to 
achieve  this  goal  by  the  fall. 

On  June  28,  thirty-four  Committee 
members  convened  with  their  chairman. 
Harold  Sherman  Goldberg,  at  the  Parker 

ON  A  RECENT  IISIT  TO  THE  CAMPUS  Bcdiimore  jiid  Washington.  D.C..  women  discussed 
the  University's  plans  for  the  School  of  Music  with  Dr.  Erwin  Bodky,  Assistant  Professor  of  Music. 
Left  to  right  are  Mrs.  Edward  Cafritz  and  Mrs.  Jack  Btau.  President  and  Corresponding  Secretary, 
respectively,  of  the   Washington  Chapter;  Dr.  Bodky;  and   Mrs.   Joseph   Sherbow,   of  Baltimore. 

House  to  plan  the 
summer  activities. 
The  meeting  was  off 
to  a  good  start  when 
a  flood  of  new  mem- 
berships was  an- 
nounced. Addresses 
were  delivered  by 
Hyman  Cohen,  Pres- 
ident of  the  Chapter  Harold  S.  Goldberg 
and  Milton  Kahn,  Chairman  of  the  Board 
of  Directors.  George  Alpert,  President  of 
the  University's  Board  of  Trustees,  gave 
a  resume  of  Associates  activities  in  other 
communities,  and  paid  special  attention  to 
the  importance  of  the  newly  organized 
New  York  City  Chapter. 

Members  of  the  Boston  Chapter  served 
as  Marshal's  Aides  during  the  Second 
Annual  Convocation  on  May  27,  when 
7,000  people  gathered  on  the  Brandeis 
campus  to  hear  Mrs.  Eleanor  Roosevelt. 
Marshal  of  the  Aides  was  Harold  Sherman 
Goldberg.  Assisting  Marshals  were  Sidney 
L.  Kaye,  Lawrence  Laskey,  Herbert  J. 
Chernis,  and  Bertram  Tackeff. 

The  Chapter  held  its  First  Annual 
Luncheon  Meeting  during  the  Convocation 
weekend  on  the  Brandeis  campus,  and  was 
addressed  by  W.  Chesley  'Worthington, 
Alumni  Secretary  of  Brown  University  and 
President  of  the  American  Alumni  Coun- 
cil, who  spoke  on  the  "Role  of  Alumm 
in  Modern  Education." 



At  the  meetinj;  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  held  during  the  Second  Annual  Convocation  Exercises,  the  members  posed  for  their  first  formal 
portrait.  Reading  from  left  to  right  they  are:  (Settled)  Meyer  Jaffe;  Morris  S.  Shapiro;  Mrs.  Eleanor  Roosevelt;  George  Alpert,  President  of  the 
Board;  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar,  President  of  the  University;  Joseph  F.  Ford;  Israel  Rogosin.  (Standing)  David  K.  Niles;  Norman  S.  Rabb;  Jacob 
Shapiro;  Dudley  F.  Kimball;  James  J.  Axelrod  and  Dr.  Isador  Lubin.  Two  Board  members  were  unable  to  attend  this  meeting,  Judge  Joseph  M. 
Proskauer  and  Dr.  Paul  Klapper. 



The  two-fold  objective  of  research  and 
instruction  will  be  fulfilled  at  Brandeis 
University  through  the  four  Sara  N. 
Stonehill  Memorial  Teaching  Fellowships 
of  $2500  each,  endowed  through  the  es- 
tate of  the  late  Mrs.  Sara  N.  Stonehill  of 

The  fellowships  have  been  established 
in  the  fields  of  chemistry,  biology,  physics 
and  psychology.  They  will  be  awarded  to 
promising  young  graduate  students  who 
have  proven  themselves  outstanding  in 
tiieir  chosen  fields. 

Recipients  of  the  four  fellowships,  who 
will  be  selected  on  the  basis  of  national 
competition,  will  be  given  the  opportunity 
to  teach  at  Brandeis  in  the  fields  desig- 
nated and  simultaneously  to  continue  with 
their  graduate  studies  in  the  Boston  area. 

In  a  letter  to  the  executives  of  the 
Stonehill  estate,  Robert  I.  Livingston  and 
Walter  E.  Heller  of  Chicago,  Dr.  Sachar 
declared,  "This  superb  benefaction  makes 
possible  the  completion  of  the  graduate 
education  of  gifted  young  people  in  scien- 
tific fields  and,  at  the  same  time,  is  of 
help  to  a  young  University  because  it 
makes  available  very  competent  teaching 
skills.  1  know  of  no  more  creative  way  by 
which  the  memory  of  Mrs.  Stonehill  could 
be  honored  than  by  blessing  the  lives  of 
young  people  of  promise." 


Lollie  and  ]vseph  Rabiiiuuiu 

Among  the  recently  established  scholar- 
ship funds  at  Brandeis  which  will  offer  the 
opportunities  of  higher  education  to  youths 
who  are  gifted  but  financially  straitened 
is  the  Joseph  and  Lottie  Rabinowitz 
Scholarship  Fund.  The  endowment  was 
presented  to  the  University  on  the  occasion 
of  the  Golden  Wedding  Anniversary  of 
Joseph  and  Lottie  RabinowitE  of  Boston 
by  their  four  children. 

The  Fund  is  endowed  by  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Sidney  Rabb,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Norman  S. 
Rabb,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Irving  W.  Rabb,  all 
of  Boston,  and  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Sidney  Sol- 
omon of  New  York.  Mr.  Rabinowitz,  who 
is  President  of  Stop  and  Shop  Super- 
markets, has  long  been  prominent  in 
community  affairs. 

The  Scholarship  Fund,  which  currently 
is  endowed  to  provide  for  full  tuition  an- 
nually for  a  boy  and  a  girl,  may  be  in- 
creased in  the  future  to  provide  additional 




The  Commons  Room  of  the  Castle,  the 
largest  and  most  luxurious  of  the  Univer- 
sity lounges,  will  bear  the  name  of  Irving 
and  Edyth  Usen  as  a  tribute  to  the  sus- 
tained devotion  of  this  prominent  Boston 
family  to  the  purpose  of  Brandeis.  A  re- 
cent gift  of  $25,000  is  in  addition  to 
previous  Usen  donations  which  were  made 
in  the  earlier  years  of  the  University. 

In  accepting  the  gift  on  behalf  of  the 
University,  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar  stated: 
"We  are  proud  to  assign  a  name  so  hon- 
ored and  so  esteemed  in  our  community 
for  the  Commons  Room  which  is  contin- 
ually u.sed  by  students,  faculty  and  visitors. 
The  name  and  the  purpose  of  the  room 
belong  together,  and  I  am  vcr)'  happy  that 
we  may  count  you  very  integrally  in  our 
Brandeis  family." 

Mr.  Usen,  President  of  the  Irving  Usen 
Trawling  Co.,  is  active  in  community  and 
philanthropic  affairs.  He  is  former  Treas- 
urer and  Chairman  of  the  Combined 
Jewish  Appeal  of  Greater  Boston. 




^_^^_______  In      Memphis, 

^^HB^^I     Tenn.,   where  Bran- 
'^  ^^^  jgjs  boasts  a  larger 

(I  I         "alumni"    than    any 

•  "^t  IP  other  college,  prom- 
inent community 
leaders  are  in  the 
forefront  in  sup- 
porting efforts  to 
Abe  D.  Waldauer       build  the  University. 

Under  the  chairmanship  of  Abe  D. 
Waldauer,  one  of  Memphis'  leading  citi- 
zens, the  group  attracted  enough  support 
to  ensure  funds  for  the  purchase  of  a  27- 
acre  tract  of  land  adjoining  the  present 
Waltham,  Mass.,  campus  to  be  known  as 
the  Memphis  Tract  and  to  be  utilized 
for  the  development  of  the  University's 
athletic  facilities.  This  ground  is  now 
being  cleared  for  the  Abraham  Marcus 
Athletic  Field  and  will  also  be  the  site  of 
the  Abraham  Shapiro  Athletic  Building. 

The  additional  acreage  will  extend  the 
campus  close  to  the  banks  of  the  historic 
Charles  River,  where  the  University  will 
take  its  place  with  the  other  institutions 
of  higher  learning  that  overlook  the 
Charles,  including  Harvard,  Massachusetts 
Institute  of  Technology  and  'Wellesley. 

The  men  who  cooperated  with  Mr. 
Waldauer  in  making  this  achievement  pos- 
sible include  John  Adler,  Leo  Bearman, 
Philip  Belz,  'William  Epstein,  'William 
Garber,  Jack  Goldsmith,  Charles  Good- 
man, Benjamin  Goodman,  Myron  Garber, 
Louis  Kotler,  William  Lowenberg,  Dr. 
Louis  Levy,  Sam  Plough,  Philip  Perel, 
Aaron  R.  Scharff,  and  Abe  Wursburg. 
Nathan  Shainberg  is  Secretary,  and  M.  A. 
Lightman,  Jr.,  Herbert  Kahn  and  Julian 
Allenberg  form  the  Attendance  Committee. 

Further  evidence  of  Memphis  zeal  and 



Columbus,  O.,  reports  an  active 
Women's  Committee  Chapter  under 
the  direction  of  its  able  President, 
Mrs.  Alfred  Kobacker.  Only  a  few 
months  old  at  this  date,  they  have 
already  listed  a  large  membership 
with  a  substantial  proportion  of  Life 

Other  Columbus  officers  are  Mrs. 
Samuel  Melton  and  Mrs.  Morris 
Resler,  Vice  Presidents;  Mrs.  David 
Rosenfeld,  Secretary;  Mrs.  Harry  Getz, 
Treasurer;  and  Mrs.  Theodore  Schlon- 
sky.   Membership   Chairman. 

generosity  toward  Brandeis  are  the  grants 
from  the  Kahn  Trust,  established  by  the 
will  of  Jacob  M.  Meyer,  honoring  the 
memory  of  Henry  M.  and  Lena  Meyer 
Kahn,  which  have  been  used  to  supple- 
ment salaries  of  faculty  members,  thereby 
aiding  in  maintaining  the  high  standards 
of  the  University.  A  loan  fund  and  a 
scholarship  fund  for  needy  students  have 
also  come  from  the  Kahn  Trust.  Addi- 
tional Memphis  activity  resulted  in  the 
establishment  of  the  Sam  Abraham  Mem- 
orial Scholarship  Fund  at  Brandeis,  hon- 
oring the  memory  of  Sam  Abraham,  a  dis- 
tinguished Memphis  communal  leader.  It 
will  provide  scholarships  at  Brandeis  for 
deserving  students. 

The  Memphis  Chapter  of  the  Brandeis 
Associates  recently  held  its  first  member- 
ship dinner  meeting  in  the  Forrest  Room 
of  the  Gayoso  Hotel  and  was  addressed  by 
George  Alpert,  President  of  the  Board  of 
Trustees,  and  Benny  Friedman,  Director 
of  Athletics  at  Brandeis.  Jack  Lieberman, 
Executive  Director  of  the  Memphis  Jew- 
ish Welfare  Fund,  supervised  the  arrange- 
ments for  the  Brandeis  Associates  dinner. 


n^he  Women's  Cojm7iiUee 

The  Detroit  Chapter  has  launched  its 
formal  organization  under  the  leadership 
of  Mrs.  Oscar  Zemon,  President  Pro-Tem. 
Its  47  sister  chapters  throughout  the  na- 
tion welcome  the  newest  member  chapter. 

Other   temporary   Detroit   officers   are   Mrs. 
Leonard    Kasle,    First   Vice   President;   Mrs. 
Philip    Marcuse,    Secretary;    Mrs.    Norman 
Levey,    Treasurer;    Mrs.     Lawrence    Segar, 
Corresponding      Secretary;      Mrs.      Harvey 
Rattner,    Financial    Secretary;    and   Mrs.    E. 
Bryce    Alpern,    Publicity. 
The   Brandeis  story  was   interpreted  to 
the  recently- formed  Cleveland  Chapter  by 
Mrs.    Alvin    Mellman,    Temporary   Chair- 
man,  who  visited  the  campus   last   month 
to  acquaint  herself  fully  with  the  work  of 
the  University. 

Hartford  continues  to  pace  the  Women's 
Committee  in  terms  of  enthusiasm  and  ac- 
tivity with  Mrs.  Edwin  Lavitt  as  President. 
Llnder  the  leadership  of  Mrs.  John  Sudar- 
sky.  Honorary  President,  the  chapter  was 
established  as  one  of  the  leading  groups 
in    the    community. 

Hartford  officers  include  Mrs.  Harry 
Bishop,  Treasurer;  Mrs.  Richard  Harris, 
Financial  Secretary;  and  Mrs.  Joseph  Su- 
darsky,  Recording  Secretary. 

The  Brandeis  story  went  west  to  Phoenix, 
where  Mrs.  Arnold  H.  Abelson  presides. 
Officers  of  the  Phoenix  Chapter  assisting 
Mrs.  Abelson  are  Mrs.  Samuel  Langerman, 
Vice  President;  Mrs.  Meyer  Spitalny,  Treas- 
urer; Mrs.  A.  D.  Spector,  Publicity  Chair- 
man; and  Mrs.  Maurice  Chesler,  Member- 
ship Chairman. 

On  the  west  coast  San  Francisco  wom- 
en, under  the  leadership  of  Mrs.  Melvin 
Swigg,  President,  are  formulating  plans 
for  a  membership  campaign  to  increase 
the  ranks  of  their  chapter,  one  of  the 
youngest  in  the  Women's  Committee. 

Other  San  Francisco  officers  include  Mrs. 
Mel  Schwartzbaum,  Vice  President;  Mrs. 
Alvin  I.  Fine,  Recording  Secretary;  Mrs. 
Percy  Barker,  Corresponding  Secretary;  and 
Mrs.   Ovid  Ross,  Treasurer. 

ST.  LOUIS  WOMEN  attending  the  recent  Convocation  Confer- 
ence of  the  National  Wotnen's  Committee  meet  ivith  Susan  Bran- 
deis, Honorary  President.  Left  to  right  are  Mrs.  Morris  Horwitz, 
Miss  Brandeis,  Mrs.  Morris  M.  Sachar  and  Mrs.  Samuel  E.  Fleisch- 
mann.  Under  the  leadership  of  Mrs.  Sachar  more  than  900  mem- 
bers were  enrolled  at  the  Chapter's  first  formal  meeting. 

to  the  Convocation  Conference  met  Prof.  Max  Lerner  on  the  cam- 
pus. Left  to  right,  are  Mrs.  Sidney  0.  fan/is,  President.  Atlanta:  Mrs. 
Louis  Rudofsky,  Savannah;  Prof.  Lerner;  Mrs.  Samuel  Alterman, 
and  Mrs.  Eli  Goldstein,  President,  San  Antonio,  Texas.  Chapters 
in  these  states  are  engaging  in  extraordinary  membership  activity. 




Three  new  librar}'  collections  have  been 
established  in  the  Brandeis  Library  in  the 
form  of  memorials  during  the  past  months. 

The  Morris  and  Vera  Hillqiiit  Collec- 
tion, an  extensive  library  of  books  and 
pamphlets  dealing  with  the  origins  of 
American  socialism  and  labor  organization, 
was  presented  by  Miss  Nina  E.  Hillquit 
of  New  York  in  memory  of  her  parents. 
The  late  Morris  Hillquit  was  an  authority 
on  the  American  labor  movement  and 
wrote  many  texts  on  the  subject. 

The  Jacob  White  Book  Fund  has  been 
established  through  a  bequest  of  the  late 
Lynn,  Mass.,  philanthropist  and  hotel 
owner.  While  many  contributions  have 
been  made  to  the  Library  for  the  purchase 
of  texts  in  specific  fields,  this  is  one  of 
the  first  bequests,  unrestricted  in  its  use, 
designed  to  fill  the  University  needs  on  a 
broader  level. 

Mrs.  Freda  Manishen  of  Manchester, 
N.H.,  has  established  the  James  Manishen 
Collection  to  memorialize  her  late  hus- 
band who  was  for  many  years  active  in 
civic  and  communal  endeavors. 


KEY  BRANDEIS  WOMEN  are  picl/ired  dining  the  Second  Aiintial  Convocal'ion 
Exercises  ti'hich  also  concluded  the  annual  women's  Conference.  Left  to  right  are  Mrs. 
Harry  L.  Michaels,  President  of  the  National  Women's  Committee  of  Brandeis  University 
and  its  Founder;  Mrs.  Eleanor  Roosevelt,  Board  Member  of  the  University;  and  Mrs. 
Max  Slater  who  served  as  Chairman  of  the  W^omen's  Committee  Conference. 



A  series  of  membership  teas  has  resulted 
in  a  membership  figure  of  almost  1,500 
for  the  Chicago  Women's  Committee 
Chapter.  Chicago  has  already  accounted 
for  more  than  $10,000  in  funds  trans- 
ferred to  the  University  for  support  of  the 
Library  and  for  the  underwriting  of  four 
chairs   in   the  Humanities. 

Particular  success  has  been  realized  in 
promoting  the  Books  for  Brandeis  pro- 
gram in  Chicago,  whereby  members  me- 
morialize individuals  or  celebrate  special 
occasions  by  direct  contributions  to  the 
Library.  Such  gifts  receive  permanent  rec- 

ognition through  special  bookplates  which 
go   into   the   volumes   that   are   purchased. 

Chicago  officers,  responsible  for  the 
rapid  growth  of  their  organization  are 
the  following  Mesdames:  Maurice  Mandel, 
President;  Philip  Sachs  and  Arnold  Ep- 
stein, Vice  Presidents;  Benjamin  Sherman, 
Treasurer;  A.  Morris  Krensky,  Assistant 
Treasurer;  Jacob  Braude,  Corresponding 
Secretary;  Kate  Sherman,  Recording  Sec- 
retary; Melvin  Afremow,  Financial  Sec- 
retary; and  Milton  H.  Callner,  Book  Fund 


of  the  National 
Women's  Commit- 
tee sounds  the  key- 
note for  its  sister 
chapters  with  a 
total  membership 
of  3600  including 
"i  50  Life  Members. 
Mrs.  bring  Abrams, 
president  of  the 
Chapter,  chats  with 
lienny  Friedman, 
Brandeis  Director 
uf  Athletics,  -who 
was  the  guest 
spealser  at  the 
Chapter's  annual 
meeting  recently. 



Women  of  the  Providence  Women's 
Committee  Chapter  claim  that  their 
group  in  the  Capital  of  the  nation's 
smallest  state  has  the  largest  pro- 
portionate membership  of  any  com- 
munity in  the  country.  Their  most 
recent  membership  figures  listed  595 
Annual  Members  and  14  Life  Members. 
Leadership  in  Providence  has  been 
provided  by  Mrs.  Louis  Kramer,  Presi- 
dent; Mrs.  Saul  Feinberg,  Vice  Presi- 
dent: Mrs.  Archie  Fain,  Secretary;  Mrs. 
Siedert  Goldowsky,  Financial  Secre- 
tary; and  Mrs.  Max  Greenbaum, 



Connecticut  State's  leading  Women's 
Committee  Chapter  is  New  Haven,  report- 
ing over  500  members  and  placing  itself 
in  the  New  England  membership  enroll- 
ment vanguard.  New  Haven  activities, 
under  the  direction  of  Mrs.  Arthur  You- 
man.  President,  are  expanding  to  include 
the  neighboring  communities  of  Ansonia, 
Derby,  Seymour  and  Milford. 

Chapter  officers  who  direct  New  Haven 
activity  are,  in  addition  to  Mrs.  Youman, 
Mrs.  Abraham  Weissman,  Treasurer,  and 
Mrs.  Waldo  Eisner,  Book  Fund  Chairman. 




LAUNCHING  THE  NEW  YORK  CITY  ASSOCIATES  .11  thtir  ckirler  memhenhip  met/zi/x 
at  the  Hotel  Commodore  in  June  were,  left  to  right.  Norman  S.  Goetz.  toastmasler:  Dr.  Abram  L. 
Sachar:  Mrs.  Adele  RosenwaU  Levy:  and  Dr.  Isador  Lubin.  Chairman  of  the  Dinner  Committee. 

Culminating  a  month  of  activities  on 
behalf  of  Brandeis,  more  than  400  charter 
members  of  the  New  York  City  Chapter 
of  the  Brandeis  Associates  gathered  early 
in  June  at  the  Hotel  Commodore  for  their 
initial  meeting  under  the  chairmanship  of 
Dr.  Isador  Lubin,  consultant  to  the  State 
Department  and  a  member  of  the  Univer- 
sity Board  of  Trustees. 

Maurice  J.  Tobin,  United  States  Secre- 
tary of  Labor  and  George  Alpert,  Presi- 
dent of  the  Brandeis  Board,  addressed  the 
group,  and  Norman  S.  Goetz,  Past  Presi- 
dent of  the  Federation  of  Jewish  Philan- 
thropies of  New  York  City  and  a  Trustee 
of  the  State  University  of  New  York, 
served  as  toastmaster.  Other  addresses  were 
delivered  by  Dr.  Max  Lerner,  Professor  of 
American  Civilization  at  Brandeis,  and  by 
Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar,  President  of  the 
University.  A  student  panel  representing 
the  varied  activities  of  the  University  was 
a  highlight  of  the  evening's  program. 

Among  the  eminent  New  Yorkers  serv- 
ing as  Honorary  Chairmen  of  the  commit- 
tee organizing  the  new  chapter  are  Judge 
Samuel  L  Rosenman,  advisor  to  Presidents 
Roosevelt  and  Truman;  Judge  Joseph  M. 
Proskauer,  member  of  the  Brandeis  Board 
of  Trustees  and  Honorary  National  Pres- 
ident of  the  American  Jewish  Committee; 
Senator  Herbert  H.  Lehman,  former  Gov- 
ernor of  New  York;  and  Mrs.  Adele 
Rosenwald  Levy. 

Honorary  Vice  Chairmen  of  the  organ- 
izing group  included:  Louis  Broido,  ex- 
ecutive of  Gimbel  Brothers;  Max  Doft, 
of  the  Princeton  Knitting  Mills;  Irving 
M.  Engel,  attorney;  Abraham  Feinberg,  of 
Jac  Feinberg  Hosiery  Mills,  Inc.;  Andrew 
Goodman,  of  Bergdorf-Goodman;  Col. 
Harry  D.  Henshel,  executive  of  the  Bulova 
Watch    Company;    Benjamin    Hutner,    of 


Research  in  the  sciences  at  Brandeis 
University  advances  another  step  with  the 
announcement  of  the  construction  of  the 
Breitman  Family  Physics  Laboratory.  The 
Laboratory  will  be  housed  in  the  Science 
Hall  Annex,   now  under  construction. 

To  be  built  with  completely  modern 
physics  equipment,  the  Laboratory  repre- 
sents the  gift  of  the  family  of  Samuel 
Breitman  including  his  brothers,  Abraham 
and  David;  his  wife  Fannie  Breitman;  and 
his  children,  Leonard  Breitman,  Mrs.  Phil- 
ip Neiman  and  Mrs.  Carl  Ginsburg.  Mr. 
Breitman  is  a  prominent  shoe  manufac- 
turer  and   philanthropist   of   Lynn,   Mass. 

Blueprints  for  the  Science  Hall  Annex 
include,  along  with  the  Breitman  Family 
Physics  Laboratory,  an  atomic  physics  lab- 
oratory, a  physics  demonstration  room,  a 
biology  laboratory,  four  classrooms,  a  pho- 
tographic darkroom,  and  faculty  offices. 

A  formal  dedication  ceremony  in  the  fall 
will  mark  the  opening  of  the  Breitman 
Family  Physics  Laboratory  for  use  in  the 
Brandeis  science  program. 

Consolidated  Retail  Stores,  Inc.;  Andre 
Meyers,  of  Lazare  Freres,  Bankers;  Max 
Ogust,  Director  of  the  Free  Sons  of  Israel; 
Joseph  Pulvermacher,  of  the  Sterling  Na- 
tional Bank;  James  N.  Rosenberg,  attorney; 
Hon.  Benjamin  Shalleck,  Judge;  Hon. 
Meier  Steinbrink,  Judge  in  the  New  York 
State  Supreme  Court;  Walter  W.  Weis- 
mann,  executive  of  the  Aetna  Industrial 
Corporation;  and  Harry  Zeitz,  executive 
of  Martin's  Department  Store  in  Brooklyn. 


Max   Feinberg   Heads   Donor   List 

An  Anniversary  Research  Fund,  provid- 
ing the  means  through  which  contributors 
may  find  an  outlet  for  donations  to  com- 
memorate personal  or  family  anniversaries, 
has  been  established  and  approved  by  the 
Brandeis  Board  of  Trustees. 

The  first  contribution  to  the  newly  cre- 
ated Fund,  which  will  underwrite  teaching 
fellowships  in  the  field  of  science,  has 
been  made  in  honor  of  the  birthday  of 
Max  Feinberg,  of  West  Newton,  Mass. 
Donors  to  the  Fund  will  be  honored  an- 
nually on  the  birthday  anniversary  of  Jus- 
tice Louis  Dembitz  Brandeis  in  special  ex- 
ercises to  be  held  by  the  University. 

Mr.  Feinberg,  whose  name  will  head 
the  list  of  the  Anniversary  Research  Fund 
volume,  is  a  member  of  the  Brandeis 
University  Associates  and  previously  con- 
tributed $5,000  to  Brandeis. 

Statistically  Speaking  .  .  . 

The  story  of  a  great  university  can  never 
be  told  in  terms  of  statistics;  it  must  be 
a  record  of  quality  and  integrity  .... 
Reports  compiled  at  the  close  of  the  aca- 
demic year  1949-50,  however,  do  reveal 
an  array  of  significant  facts  ....  The 
membership  of  the  National  Women's 
Committee  increased  by  300"^'^  over  that 
for  the  preceding  year  ....  The  number 
of  communities  organizing  local  chapters 
of  the  Women's  Committees  increased  by 
400^ r  ....  To  date,  individuals  residing 
in  more  than  200  communities  throughout 
the  nation  have  made  gifts  to  the  Univer- 
sity ....  ranging  from  Presque  Isle, 
Maine,  to  Spokane,  Washington  and  from 
Oshkosh,  'Wisconsin,  to  Lepanto,  P.I.  (a 
sub-province  of  Mountain  Province  of  the 
Philippine  Islands)  .  .  .  Twice  as  many 
communities  were  recorded  this  year  as 
compared  with  last  year  ....  The  num- 
ber of  courses  offered  by  the  University 
in  ■49-'50  was  42  —  in  '5u-'51  it  will  be 
196  ....  More  than  65%  of  the  Univer- 
sity's gifts  last  year  came  from  outside  of 
New  England  —  more  than  80'^ r  from 
outside  Boston  ....  George  Alpert,  Pres- 
ident of  the  University's  Board  of  Trus- 
tees, travelled  over  40,000  miles  last  year 
in  the  interests  of  Brandeis  ....  The 
Louisville,  Kentucky,  Women's  Committee 
Chapter  lists  a  Roman  Catholic  priest  as 
a  Life  Member  ....  The  University  will 
double  its  dormitory  capacity  this  summer 
with  the  construction  of  the  Ridgewood 
Apartments  ....  Next  year's  student 
body  will  represent  28  states  and  six  for- 
eign nations  ....  In  the  past  year  the 
unique  story  of  Brandeis  University  was 
featured  in  TIME  Magazine,  NEWS- 
WEEK Magazine,  QUICK  Magazine  and 
several  Anglo-Jewish  publications  .... 
The  nation  is  watching  the  growth  of  "the 
University  with  a  mission." 

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Coach  Benny  Friedman  Trains  Athletes  For  Grid  Games  With  Seven  Colleges 

Brandeis  kicks  off  in  the  intercollegiate 
athletic  scene  on  September  30,  when  the 
Brandeis  freshman  eleven  tangles  with  the 
Maine  Maritime  Academy  football  team. 
The  grid  game  signals  the  initiation  of  an 
impressive  sports  schedule  which  also  in- 
cludes basketball,  baseball  and  soccer. 

Underwriting  the  newly-launched  ath- 
letic program  is  the  Brandeis  Athletic 
Association  under  the  chairmanship  of 
Joseph  Linsey,  prominent  Boston  beverage 
manufacturer  and  sports  enthusiast.  The 
youngest  of  the  University's  auxiliary  or- 
ganizations, the  Athletic  Association  is  at- 
tracting support  from  individuals  and 
groups  throughout  the  nation. 

Athletic  Director  Benny  Friedman  and 
Line  Coach  George  Keneally,  who  have 
been  working  out  with  the  Brandeis  ath- 
letes indicate  that  the  team  will  be  in  top 
physical  condition  by  the  time  they  meet 
their  iirst  grid  opponent  on  September  30 
in  Castine,  Maine.  Members  of  the  team, 
Mr.  Friedman  pointed  out,  have  acquitted 
themselves  admirably  in  secondary  school 
in  both  athletic  and  academic  activities. 

The  completion  of  the  Abraham  Marcus 
Atheletic  Field  and  the  Abraham  Shapiro 
Athletic  Center  will  enable  the  Brandeis 
teams  to  meet  their  opponents  on  the 
Waltham  campus.  Pending  completion  of 
the  athletic  plant,  all  games  for  the  1950- 
^  1  season  will  be  played  away. 

I'ISITING  the  cjm- 
pus.  Judge  Joseph  M. 
Proskj»er.  left,  mem- 
ber of  the  Board  of 
Trustees.  chats  with 
Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar, 
Brandeis  President,  cen- 
ter, and  George  Alpert. 
President  of  the  Board 
of  Trustees.  In  the 
background  are  the 
battlements  of  The 
Castle,  major  building 
and  landmark  of  the 


The  appointment 
of  Morris  S.  Shapiro, 
member  of  the 
Brandeis  Board  of 
Trustees  and  promi- 
nent Boston  manu- 
facturer, as  Chair- 
man of  the  Com- 
mittee on  Scholar- 
ships and  Aid  of  the  ^'"■'''  ^''"P'"' 
Board,  has  been  announced  by  George 
Alpert,  President  of  the  Board  of  Trustees. 
In  his  capacity  as  chairman,  Mr.  Shapiro 
will  work  with  members  of  his  committee 
in  formulating  policy  regarding  the  re- 
ceipt of  scholarship  funds  by  the  University. 

Upon  assuming  the  chairmanship,  Mr. 
Shapiro  disclosed  that  more  than  150 
scholarships  and  other  forms  of  financial 
aid  have  been  awarded  for  the  academic 
year  1950-51,  67  of  them  to  freshmen. 
Last  year,  Mr.  Shapiro  further  revealed, 
85  scholarships  were  awarded  to  25  per- 
cent of  the  student  body,  totalling  $36,135. 

In  the  coming  year  at  least  one-third  of 
the  student  body  will  receive  scholarships 
or  other  forms  of  financial  aid  totalling 
more  than  $65,000,  of  which  $26,000  will 
go  to  members  of  the  incoming  class.  Of 
the  upper-class  students  who  will  receive 
aid,  Mr.  Shapiro's  report  continued,  50 
percent  of  the  juniors  and  40  percent  of 
the  sophomores  are  on  the  Dean's  List. 
Financial  aid  to  students  includes  scholar- 
ships, bursaries,  grants-in-aid,  loans  and 

Mr.  Shapiro,  a  resident  of  Boston  for 
more  than  forty  years,  heads  the  Trimount 
Clothing  Company.  He  has  held  offices  in 
the  Associated  Jewish  Philanthropies  and 
the  Combined  Jewish  Appeal. 


The  first  student  exchange  between 
Brandeis  University  and  Israel  will  be  re- 
alized this  year  with  the  award  of  the 
Ida  Hillson  Schwartz  Exchange  Fellowship 
to  16-year-old  Eliyahu  Ahilea  of  Jeru- 
salem. The  young  Israeli  student  was 
directed  to  Brandeis  by  Leonard  Bernstein, 
who  recently  visited  in  Israel  on  a  con- 
ducting tour.  Mr. 
Bernstein  is  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Univer- 
sity's Educational 
Policies  Committee 
for  Music. 

The  Schwartz  Fel- 
lowship,   established 
■    '-  -^     last    year    by     Elias 

L,., :.,•./  Bunsiein  EJ^ard  Schwartz  of 
Somerville,  Mass.,  with  his  four  children 
in  honor  of  his  late  wife,  provides  for  a 
gifted  Israeli  student  to  spend  a  year  at 
Brandeis,  or  for  a  Brandeis  student  to 
study  in  Israel. 

A  talented  conductor  in  his  own  right, 
Eliyahu  Ahilea  has  twice  conducted  the 
Orchestra  of  the  Israel  Broadcasting  Serv- 
ice, both  on  the  air  and  publicly.  He  is 
the  winner  of  the  only  scholarship  awarded 
by  the  Israeli  government  to  student  music 

The  awarding  of  the  Schwartz  Fellow- 
ship fulfills  the  hopes  expressed  by  Israeli 
Ambassador  Eliahu  Elath  that  Brandeis 
University  might  serve  as  "a  source  for 
close  cooperation  and  better  understanding 
between  the  United  States  and  the  people 
of  Israel." 

MICHAEL    TUCH    DIES    AT    74 

Educational  Benefactor  Mourned 

The  founder  of 
the  Michael  Tuch 
Chair  in  Hebrew 
Literature  and  Eth- 
ics at  Brandeis  died 
September  2  at  his 
home  in  Brooklyn, 
N.Y.,  after  a  long 
'l'"ess.  Michael  Tuch 

As  early  as  1917 
Mr.  Tuch  became  well  known  as  an 
eminent  benefactor  of  educational  and 
philanthropic  institutions.  He  established 
the  Michael  Tuch  Foundation  which  an- 
nually makes  contributions  to  a  substantial 
number  of  charitable  and  educational 

The  Michael  Tuch  chair  at  Brandeis 
permits  the  University  to  strengthen  the 
area  of  Hebrew  concentration  established 
at  the  University's  inception  in  1948.  This 
will  serve  as  a  lasting  memorial  to  the  late 
philanthropist's  lifetime  of  community 
service.  He  is  survived  by  his  widow,  Mrs. 
Tessie  Tuch,  and  two  sisters. 



Official  publication  of  Brandeis  Lhiiventty  puhliihed  IH  times  during  the  year  (once  in  the  months  of  September.  November  and  February:  tu-ice  in  the  months  of  October. 
December.  January,  .March.  April  and  July:  three  times  in  the  month  of  May)  at  Brandeis  Unnersily.  41)  South  Street.  Waltham  S4.  Mass.  Application  for  entry  as  second 
Class  matter  at  Boston.  Aiass.,  is  pending. 


c/ne   Vi/onien  s   Coitiiuitfee 

Eighty  new  Life  Members  have  been 
added  to  the  rolls  of  the  Greater  Boston 
Chapter,  following  a  highly  successful 
Life  Membership  Luncheon  last  month. 
The  Luncheon  was  held  at  Tower  Hill 
Farm  in  Plymouth,  Mass.,  the  summer 
estate  of  Mrs.  Jack  London,  Boston's 
Chairman  of  Life  Membership.  Mrs. 
William  Talcoff  and  Mrs.  David  Karp, 
Vice  Presidents  in  charge  of  the  Lunch- 
eon, and  Mrs.  Edward  Canter,  Trans- 
portation Chairman,  recommend  this 
type  of  function  for  increasing  member- 
ship. Mrs.  Irving  Abrams  heads  the 
Greater  Boston  Chapter  which  now 
boasts  516  Life  Members  and  a  total 
membership  of  close  to  4,000. 

Manchester,  N.H.,  women  hold  their 
annual  membership  meeting  on  October 
10  and  will  be  addressed  by  Mrs.  Max 
Katz,  National  Membership  Chairman  and 
Board  Member.  The  chapter,  which  cele- 
brates Its  first  anniversary  this  month,  is 
headed  by  Mrs.  Leonard  V.  Finder. 

On  September  19th,  leading  women  in 
the  Philadelphia  community  gathered  for 
an  organizational  meeting  to  lay  the 
ground-work  for  the  formation  of  a 
Women's  Committee  chapter  in  that  city. 
George  Alpert,  President  of  the  Llni- 
versity's  Board  of  Trustees,  will  bring 
the   story   of   Brandeis   to   the  group. 

Two  of  the  youngest  chapters  will  be 
holding  their  first  membership  meetings 
next  month  and  will  be  addressed  by 
Dr.  Sachar.  The  Detroit  Chapter,  headed 
by  Mrs.  Oscar  Zemon,  President  Pro-Tem, 
meets  on  October  16  at  Temple  Beth-El, 
and  the  Cincinnati  women,  whose  presi- 
dent is  Mrs.  Philip  Meyers,  will  meet 
on  the  30th. 

Upstate  New  York  boasts  two  recently- 
formed  chapters,  one  in  Schenectady  with 
Mrs.  Wiliia.-r.  Golub,  President,  and  the 
other  in  Syracuse  where  Mrs.  Joseph 
Kallet  presides. 

Manhattan,  Brooklyn  and  Bronx  Chap- 
ters will  meet  jointly  on  October  17  at 
the  Concourse  Plaza  Hotel.  Presidents  of 
these  chapters  are  Mrs.  S.  S.  Allen,  Man- 
hattan; Mrs.  S.  Charles  Gardner,  Brooklyn; 
and  Mrs.  Samuel  Gattegno,  Bronx. 

Way  down  south  in  New  Orleans  the 
League  of  Jewish  Women  is  sponsoring 
a  meeting  of  community  leaders  to  or- 
ganize a  chapter  in  the  delta  city.  Dr. 
Sachar  will  review  the  University's  past 
two  years  and  outline  its  future  at  the 
October   1 1   gathering. 

The  Lynn,  Mass.,  Chapter  is  mobilizing 
for  a  fall  membership  campaign  and  will 
sponsor  a  series  of  special  functions  for 
both  Annual  and  Life  Members,  and  for 
prospective  members.  Mrs.  Ellis  Michel- 
son  is  President  of  the  chapter. 



Mrs.  Adele  Ro- 
senwald  Levy  of 
New  York,  daughter 
of  the  late  Julius 
Rosenwald,  has  been 
elected  to  the  Bran- 
deis Board  of  Trus- 
tees, George  Alpert, 
President  of  the 
Board,    has    an- 

Mrs.   Levy 

nounced.  She  joins  Mrs.  Eleanor  Roosevelt 
as  the  only  women  serving  on  the  Board. 

Mrs.  Levy  was  the  first  Chairman  of 
the  National  Women's  Division  of  the 
United  Jewish  Appeal,  organized  in  1946, 
and  served  in  that  capacity  for  two  years. 
She  has  served  for  many  years  on  the 
Board  of  Directors  of  the  Greater  New 
York  United  Jewish  Appeal.  Her  active 
concern  with  refugees  and  displaced  per- 
sons prompted  her  to  accept  the  Vice 
Chairmanship  of  the  Citizens  Committee 
on  Displaced  Persons. 

A  prominent  sponsor  of  civic,  cultural 
and  educational  projects,  Mrs.  Levy  is 
noted   for  her  work  in  the  field  of  child 

care.  She  is  President  of  the  Citizens 
Committee  on  Children  of  New  York  City 
and  was  designated  by  President  Truman 
to  the  Executive  Committee  of  the  Mid- 
Century  White  House  Conference  on 
Children  and  Youth,  to  be  held  in 

The  wife  of  the  eminent  child  psychi- 
atrist Dr.  David  M.  Levy,  Mrs.  Levy  is 
the  mother  of  two  sons.  She  is  Chairman 
of  the  Child  Care  Committee  of  the  Com- 
munity Service  Society  and  serves  as  a 
member  of  the  Boards  of  the  Play  Schools 
Association,  Youth  House,  the  New  York 
City  Youth  Board,  the  Good  Neighbor 
Federation  and  the  Lavanburg  Foundation. 

Among  the  cultural  and  civic  organiza- 
tions with  which  she  is  affiliated  are  the 
Museum  of  Modern  Art,  of  which  she  is 
a  member  of  the  Board  of  Directors;  and 
the  Civic  Legislative  League  of  New  York 
State,  where  she  serves  on  the  Executive 
Committee.  She  is  also  a  member  of  the 
Mayors  Advisory  Committee  on  Business 
Administration  of  the  New  York  City 
Department  of  Welfare. 


KEY    FIGURES    at    last    month's    meeting    of 

North  Shore,  Mass.,  community  leaders  are, 
Louis  Salvage,  left,  and  Harry  Remis  who 
chaired  the  meeting.  Close  to  100  men  who 
attended  -will  he  the  charter  members  of  the 
newly-launched  North  Shore  Associates  Chapter 
under  the  chairmanship  of  Mr.  Remis.  The 
communities  represented  are  Beverly,  Lynn, 
i\i.irhlehead.  Peabody.  Salem  and  Saugui. 

The  15  00- volume  mathematics  collection 
of  the  late  Professor  Harry  Blumberg  of 
Ohio  State  University,  who  ranked  as  one 
of  the  foremost  mathematicians  in  the 
country  until  his  death  this  year,  has  been 
recently  acquired  by  the  Brandeis  Library. 

The  gift  of  this  extensive  collection  of 
texts  and  significant  publications  in  the 
theory  and  development  of  mathematical 
science  to  Brandeis  was  arranged  by  Mrs. 
Alfred  Kobacker,  President  of  the  Colum- 
bus Chapter  of  the  National  Women's 
Committee,  an  associate  for  many  years  of 
the  Blumberg  family,  and  by  Professor 
A.  M.  Schultz,  of  the  Ohio  State  Univer- 
sity Romance  Languages  Department. 

Professor  Blumberg  was  connected  with 
Ohio  State  University  for  25  years  and 
organized  its  graduate  school  in  mathemat- 
ics. The  only  American  to  receive  a  Doc- 
tor of  Philosophy  degree  ciitn  laiide  from 
Gottingen  University  in  Germany,  he  was 
a  frequent  contributor  of  important  articles 
to  outstanding  mathematics  journals. 

The  Columbus  Chapter  of  the  Women's 
Committee,  one  of  the  youngest  chapters 
in  the  country,  has  already  made  remark- 
able progress  under  the  leadership  of  Mrs. 
Kobacker  both  in  recruiting  members  and 
in  contributing  toward  fulfilling  the  goals 
of  the  Women's  Committee. 





RISING  FAST,  enrollment  in  the  Canton. 
O..  Chapter  was  accelerated  by  an  intensive 
membership  campaign  and  now  numbers  188 
including  W  Life  Members.  Mrs.  Paul  Heller. 
right,  IS  President  and  Mrs.  Norton  Levin,  left, 
is  Book  Fund  Chairman. 

The  appointment 
of  Milton  Kahn,  na- 
tionally recognized 
leader  in  communal 
and  philanthropic  ac- 
tivities, as  National 
Chairman  of  the 
Brandeis  University 
Associates    has    been  Milton  a  < 

announced    by    George    Alpert,    President 
of  the  Brandeis  Board  of  Trustees. 

Mr.  Kahn's  appointment  highlights  the 
growth  of  the  Associates,  whose  rapid  ex- 
pansion since  their  launching  last  Decem- 
ber now  warrants  national  leadership  for 
the  organization.  Mr.  Kahn  has  ser\'ed 
until  now  as  Chairman  of  the  Board  of 
Directors  of  the  Greater  Boston  Chapter. 




A  collection  of  first  editions  of  the 
works  of  John  Galsworthy  and  Lafcadio 
Hearn,  many  of  them  autographed  by 
the  authors  and  richly  bound,  has  been 
donated  to  the  Brandeis  Library  by 
Frank  L.  Weil,  proininent  New  York 

Mr.  Weil  is  co-founder  and  director 
of  the  United  Service  Organizations 
and  President  of  the  National  Jewish 
Welfare  Board  since  1940.  He  is  Chair- 
man of  the  President's  Committee  on 
Religion  and  Moral  Welfare  in  the 
Armed  Forces. 

More  than  200  Philadelphia  community 
leaders  will  gather  for  their  first  meeting 
in  the  interests  of  Brandeis  University  on 
September  27  at  the  Warwick  Hotel.  The 
group  will  serve  as  the  core  of  support  in 
Philadelphia  and  will  spark  activities  in 
other  sectors  of  the  state. 

Speakers  at  the  meeting,  who  will  bring 
the  Brandeis  story  to  Philadelphia,  include 
Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar,  Brandeis  President; 
Benny  Friedman.  Athletic  Director;  and 
Maurice  J.  Tobin.  United  States  Secretary 
of  Labor.  They  will  summarize  the  first 
two  years  of  the  Universit)'s  activities  and 
outline  its  future  plans. 

Among  the  major  offices  which  the 
noted  Boston  manufacturer  has  held  are  - 
National  Secretary  of  the  Council  of  Jew- 
ish Federations  and  Welfare  Funds;  Na- 
tional Chairman  for  three  years  of  the 
United  Jewish  Appeal  Interim  and  Reso- 
lutions Committees;  and  Vice  Chairman 
for  the  past  15  years  of  the  Greater  Bos- 
ton Community  Fund. 

Long  identified  with  educational  and 
charitable  activities,  Mr.  Kahn  is  past 
President  of  the  Associated  Jewish  Philan- 
thropies of  Boston  and  a  member  of  for- 
mer Governor  Saltonstall's  Massachusetts 
War  Emergency  Board.  He  is  a  trustee 
and  member  of  the  Executive  Committee 
of  the  Combined  Jewish  Appeal  of 
Greater  Boston:  a  trustee  and  member  of 
the  Executive  Committee  of  the  Beth 
Israel  Hospital;  a  trustee  of  the  Children's 
Hospital;  and  a  member  of  the  Executive 
Committee  of  the  Jewish  Community 
Health  Survey,  all  in  Boston. 



Adolph  Ullman,  Chairman  of  the 
Friends  of  the  School  of  Music,  and 
Brandeis  University  officials  met  with  Dr. 
Serge  Koussevitzky  last  month  at  Tangle- 
wood  in  Lenox.  Mass.,  to  formulate  plans 
for  the  Brandeis  School  of  Music.  Mr. 
Ullman  was  accompanied  by  Dr.  Abram 
L.  Sachar,  Brandeis  President,  Dr.  Erwin 
Bodky,  Associate  Professor  of  Music,  and 
Irs'ing  Fine.  Lecturer  in  Music  and  Com- 
poser in  Residence.  Dr.  Koussevitzky  is 
the  University's  Consultant  in  Music. 


RIDGEWOOD  APARTMENTS  GO  UP  on  the  campus  to 
provide  additional  residences  for  doubled  enfoUment .  Shown  above 
is  a  portion  of  one  of  the  five  new  dormitory  units  which  will  he 
readied  to  house  150  students  this  fall.  These  are  the  first  buildings 
to  be  erected  as  part  of  the  50-building,  $22,000,000  master  plan 
designed  by  Saarinen,  Saarinen  and  Associates. 

WORK  PROCEEDS  RAPIDjLY  on  the  construction  of  Science 
Hall  Annex,  to  contain  the  Breitman  Family  Physics  Laboratory, 
an  atomic  physics  laboratory,  a  physics  demonstration  room,  a 
physics  laboratory,  a  biology  laboratory,  four  classrooms,  a  photo- 
graphic darkroom,  and  faculty  offices.  240  freshmen  will  share  these 
facilities  iiith  the  215  upperclassmen. 

Presswork,  Cojriesy  ol  Daniels  Printing  Co..  Boston 

_  I  I '""      \ 







Only  those  who  go  through  the  aggravation  of  pioneering   know  the 
tensions  under  which  it  is  necessary  to  function.  The  endless  problems 

of   fund-raising,   the   planning   of  facilities   within   the   rigid   framework 
of  a  time-schedule,  the   pressures  from  people  to  promote  ideas  and 
schemes  and  techniques,  these  and  a  thousand   other  problems,   large 

and    small,    complicate   the    pleasant   routine   of   building    a    university. 
But  the  compensations  so  far  outbalance  the   headaches  that  no  one 
who    is    privileged    to    be    in    the    pioneering    group    really    complains. 

Every  day  there  are   new  results,  creative,  affirmative,  to  add  to  the 

growing    permanent  assets.   Buildings,   facilities,   the   expanding   curric- 
ulum,  a   student  body  with   a   keen   sense  of  destiny,   a   faculty  which 
relates  itself  to  the  whole  school  rather  than  to  the  courses  personally 

taught,  a  constituency  of  devoted  friends  and  well-wishers  —  all  pressed 

on   by  the  thrill   of  initiating,   setting   standards,   creating   precedents. 
The   Brandeis   "Review"  is  in  the  category  of  "firsts"  that  add  to  the 
gratification  of  pioneering.   It  begins  modestly;  it  Is  a   long  way  from 

the  superb  publications  that  are  the  glory  of  well-established  colleges. 
But  there  are  years  in  which  to  grow  —  and  if  such  growth  depends 

on    devotion,    resourcefulness   and    high   hopes,   the   first   staff,    putting 

together  the  first  galleys  for  the  first  issues,  has  the  necessary  quality. 



Vol.   I.  No.  3       Oct.  29.   1950 

Official  Publication  of 
Brandeis  University  published 
18  times  during  the  year 
(once  In  the  months  of 
September,  November,  and 
February;  twice  in  the  months 
of  October,  December,  Jan- 
uary, March,  April  and  July; 
three  times  in  the  month  of 
May)  at  Brandeis  University, 
415  South  Street,  Waltham 
54,  Mass.  Entered  as  second 
class  matter  at  the  Post 
Office   at   Boston,    Mass. 

Cover  design  by  Donis 
Asnin;  campus  photographs 
by  Ralph  Norman. 


courage  ...  in  the  shadow  of  war 2 


e  Class  o 

f  '54  enters 4 

the  teams  of  destiny 6 

the  university  library 7 

a  plan  for  tomorrow  .  .  .  today 8 

fostering  the  brandeis  ideal 14 

the  new  faculty  at  brandeis  in  1950 16 

idult  education 18 

the  writing  faculty 19 

brandeis  plays  host 19 

music  .  .  .  scored  for  brandeis . 


National  President  of  Tine  Women's 
since  its  organization  two  years  ago. 
she  has  successfully  guided  the 
University's  auxiliary  support.  In 
Michaels,  the  mother  of  two  sons. 
Committee     appears     on     page      14. 

Edith     G.     Michaels     has     served     as 

Committee  of  Brandeis  University 
An  able  and  active  administrator, 
growth  of  this  vital  branch  of  the 
private  life  she  is  Mrs.  tfarry  L. 
Her  article  on  the  National  Women's 

|;i  Adolph  Ullman,  Chairman  of  the  Friends  of  the  School  of  Music,  is 
a  leading  figure  in  business  and  industrial  circles  in  New  England. 
An  avid  devotee  of  music  for  many  years,  Mr.  Ullman  was  the  leading 
,-^  spirit  in  organizing  the  Friends  of  the  School  of  Music  and  has  actively 
^L  participated  in  the  planning  and  organizing  preliminary  to  the  estab- 
^^1  lishment  of  Brandeis  University's  School  of  Music  which  he  writes  about 
on  page  20.  Milton  Kahn,  National  Chairman  of  the  Brandeis  University 
Associates,  is  nationally  known  for  his  philanthropic  activities  which  have 
embraced  such  organizations  as  the  Council  of  Jewish  Federations  and 
Welfare  Funds,  Joint  Distribution  Committee,  United  Service  for  New 
Americans,  and  the  Associated  Jewish  Philanthropies  of  Boston,  of  which 
he  is   Past  President.   He  reviews  the  activities  of  the  Associates  on  page   IS. 

A  member  of  the 
Brandeis  University 
Board  of  Trustees, 
Mrs.  Roosevelt  spoke 
before  more  than 
6,000  people  who  as- 
sembled on  the  cam- 
pus for  the  Second 
Annual  Convocation 
Exercises.  (Above) 
Prior  to  the  Convo- 
cation Exercises,  Mrs. 
Roosevelt  was  greet- 
ed by  officers  of 
the  Brandeis  United 
Nations  Collegiate 
Council  (right),  un- 
der whose  auspices 
she  addressed  the 
student  body. 


It  is  indeed  a  sign  of  faith  that  so  many  people 
have  gathered  here  to  celebrate  and  show  their  inter- 
est in  a  university  that  is  scarcely  two  years  old.  Those 
who  come  here  to  study  have  a  very  great  gift, 
because  they  come  to  a  University  that  is  founded 
on  the  principles  of  democracy.  They  come  without 
being  asked  questions  which,  I  regret  to  say,  are 
asked  of  many  students  in  many  universities.  And, 
because  so  many  people  throughout  this  nation  are 
showing  their  interest  in  this  University,  those  of  us 
who  feel  that  one  of  the  most  important  things  in 
the  world  today  is  to  show  our  belief  in  democracy 
are  greatly  heartened.  What  happens  in  this  country 
today  affects,  I  think,  the  great  struggle  that  goes 
on  between  the  idea  of  totalitarianism  and  the  idea 
of  democracy. 

I  was  Introduced  to  you  as  one  of  your  delegates 
to  the  General  Assembly  of  the  United  Nations,  and 
I  want  to  talk  to  you  about  the  responsibility  of  your 
delegates  to  the  United  Nations  and  your  responsi- 
bility, whether  you  are  students  or  whether  you  are 
citizens  who  have  passed  the  years  of  being  enrolled 
in  a  university.  We  are  all  students  in  the  world  today, 
no  matter  what  our  age. 

This  is  a  changing  world  and  we  who  live  in  It  have 
an  obligation  to  be  ever  ready  to  learn,  to  be  ready 
at  all  times  to  look  at  new  problems  and  to  try  to 
find  solutions  to  those  problems.  I  heard  my  husband 
say  once,  when  somebody  asked  him  if  he  knew  the 
answer  to  a  problem,  that  he  didn't  have  the  faintest 
idea  what  the  answer  was.  But  he  had  complete  faith 
that  somewhere  there  was  a  mind  that  could  find 
the  answers  and  eventually  they  would  be  found.  That 
is  the  kind  of  faith  we  must  have. 

You  young  people  are  going  to  live  In  a  troubled 
world.  You  are  going  to  live  in  a  world  which  will  be 
In  the  shadow  of  war,  perhaps  for  a  long  time.  I 
don't  think  it  is  enough  to  have  military  strength  and 
economic  strength.  To  win  the  struggle  we  must  also 
have  the  spiritual  and  moral  strength  that  is  built 
through  educational  institutions  such  as  this,  through 
courage,  through  real  crusading  belief  in  ideals.  We 
can  have  that  kind  of  strength  in  the  United  States, 
but  we  have  not  laid  quite  enough  stress  on  that  side 
of  the  picture.  That  is  what  I  would  like  to  emphasize, 
particularly  to  the  young  people  who  are  going  to 
bear  the  brunt  of  the  struggle  which  will  go  on  in 
the  world  for  the  next  few  years. 

People  come  to  me  sometimes  and  say,  "Well,  what's 

in  the  shadow  of  war 

Editor's  Note:  Mrs.  Eleanor  Roosevelt  delivered  the  address  reprinted  on  these  pages  at  the  Second 
Annual  Convocation  of  Brandeis  University  in  May,  1950.  Her  words  assumed  ainnost  prophetic  significance 
when,  less  than  a  month  later,  the  Korean  conflict  erupted.  Even  though  a  military  victory  is  now  assured 
to  the  United  Nations  forces,  the  tensions  and  anxieties  underlying  the  cold  war  have  been  heightened. 
We  believe  Mrs.  Roosevelt's  message  has  even  greater  validity  today  than  when  she  spoke  on  the  Brandeis 
campus  five  months  ago. 

the  use  of  trying  to  do  certain  things?  We  may  be 
destroyed  at  any  time."  Yes,  it's  true,  we  may  be. 
But  if  we  don't  try  to  do  the  things  that  we  believe 
in,  we  won't  be  able  to  face  ourselves  if  war  comes 
because  we  will  know  that  we  did  not  give  the  very 
best  we  had  to  the  struggle. 

I  am  not  going  to  say  that  I  think  the  struggle  is 
not  a  difficult  one,  but  I  am  going  to  say  that  I 
think  we  can  win.  I  think  this  great  country  of  ours 
can  use  its  strength  of  every  kind  in  finding  solutions 
for  keeping  peace  in  the  world.  There  are  new  ap- 
proaches to  the  problems  before  us  and  I  am  sure 
there  are  minds  somewhere  in  the  world  that  can  help 
us  find  them.  Not  tomorrow,  perhaps,  because  the 
growth  of  understanding  is  slow  and  the  search  for 
these  solutions  will  try  men's  souls.  It  will  show  how 
much  fortitude  we  have  to  have  to  live  in  uncertainty. 

Someone  came  to  me  the  other  day  and  said,  "From 
our  point  of  view,"  —  it  was  not  a  citizen  of  the 
United  States  —  you  in  the  United  States  are  trying 
to  tell  us  what  our  democracy  shall  be.  In  a  way  you 
are  doing  what  the  communists  are  doing.  You  are 
practically  saying  to  us,  'Our  democracy  and  eco- 
nomic system  must  be  accepted  by  anyone  in  the 
world  who  we  consider  a  democratic  nation.'  "  We 
must  live  our  democracy  and  in  every  way  must  live 
up  to  the  th'ngs  that  we  believe  in.  We  have  a  right 
to  fight  for  the  economic  system  that  we  believe  in, 
but  we  must  not  confuse  our  basic  beliefs  in  democracy 
with  differing  but  equally  valid  democratic  beliefs  in 
other  countries  in  the  world. 

Democracy,  after  all,  means  to  us  freedom  of  speech, 
freedom  of  religion,  freedom  of  association,  the  right 
to  be  ourselves,  the  right  to  stand  up  as  individual 
human  beings  and  be  treated  with  the  dignity  to 
which  every  human  being  inherently  is  entitled.  If  we 
say  to  the  rest  of  the  world,  "These  are  the  things 
that  we  want  the  world  to  have,  "  I  think  that  we  will 
have  a  very  wide  acceptance  of  our  beliefs.  The  world 
is  hungry  for  freedom  because  one  of  the  things  that 
is     destroyed      by     totalitarian     states     is     democratic 

principles.  I  have  heard  more  often  than  I  can  tell 
you  the  accusation  that  in  a  communist  country 
all  human  beings  are  equal  and  are  considered  equal 
but  that  in  our  country  this  is  not  the  case,  hlow- 
ever,  equality  is  only  a  promise  in  the  communist 
countries.  Our  country  is  open  to  public  inspection 
and  everybody  knows  what  happens  here.  Whatever 
we  do  that  is  good  can  be  known  throughout  the 
world.  Wherever  we  fail  it  will  be  known  equally 
throughout  the  world. 

I  have  had  to  listen  many  times  to  attacks  on  the 
United  States  because  of  failures  in  our  democracy. 
I  have  never  tried  to  say  that  there  were  not  failures. 
I  think  one  of  the  things  we  should  be  grateful  for  Is 
that  because  we  have  been  attacked  we  have  had  to 
examine  our  failures.  When  you  are  under  attack  you 
cannot  grow  complacent.  You  are  constantly  reminded 
that  there  are  many  things  in  your  own  area  of  the 
world  that  can  bear  improvement.  I  hope  that  one  of 
the  functions  of  the  student  body  of  this  University 
will  be  to  see  to  it  that  in  every  community  in  which 
they  find  themselves  they  become  the  center  of  im- 
provement, of  better  democracy,  of  real  living,  of  the 
things  we  so  often  have  given  lip  service  to  but  failed 
to  live  up  to  when  the  challenge  was  before  us. 

We  older  people  have  seen  war.  We  know  that  no 
one  wins  wars.  We  know  what  sorrow  and  what  tragedy 
and  what  possible  setback  for  the  whole  of  civilization 
another  war  would  mean.  We  know  that  this  struggle 
is  worth  everything  we  have  to  win.  We  know  it 
depends  very  largely  on  what  we  in  the  United  States 
do  and  for  that  reason  I  hope  this  country  is  going 
to  have  ''he  vision  to  find  new  ways  to  meet  the  prob- 
lems of  the  world,  the  faith  to  try  new  things,  the 
courage  to  live  in  uncertainty.  I  hope  we  are  going 
to  grow  in  intellectual  achievement,  and  I  hope  that 
Brandeis  University  Is  going  to  be  one  of  the  institu- 
tions In  this  nation  that  will  make  a  great  contribution 
through  Its  students  and  through  Its  supporters,  not 
just  to  the  salvation  of  the  United  States  of  America, 
but  to  the  salvation  of  the  peoples  of  the  world. 


Eager  and  curious,  ihe  Brandeis 
Class  of  '54,  the  third  freshman 
group  to  enter,  arrives  on  the 
campus  240  strong,  representing  25 
states,  Israel  and  the  Netherlands 
(top)  .  .  .  and  initiate  Freshman 
Orientation  Week  with  the  Wel- 
coming Dinner  and  the  Reception  by 
President  Sachar  (center,  left)  .  .  . 
Thomas  Savage  of  the  Humanities  fa- 
culty offers  suggestions  on  courses 
to  Glenda  Graham  and  Joyce 
Lorber,  both  of  Miami,  Fla.,  at  the 
Faculty  Reception  where  students 
and  professors  had  the  opportunity 
to  gauge  each  other  for  the  first 
time  (center,  right)  .  .  .  Entering 
students  acquaint  themselves  with 
beauty  spots  in  the  neighborhood 
of  the  campus  (bottom).  Left  to 
right  are  Eliyahu  Ahilea  of  Israel; 
Carol  Schnali.  New  Rochelle,  N.Y.; 
K^arilyn  Baker,  Atlantic  City,  N.J.; 
Edward  Borofsky,  Concord,  N.H.; 
Joan  Sherif,  New  Haven,  Conn.;  and 
Don   Feigenbaum,  New   Britain,  Conn. 

On  the  opposite  page,  (top)  Evelyn 
Rosenkrantz,  Pottsville,  Pa.,  tests 
the  Frigate  Constitution's  bell  dur- 
ing a  tour  of  Boston's  rich  array  of 
historic  and  cultural  points  of  in- 
terest, as  Robert  Samuels  of  Hous- 
ton, Texas,  Terry  Beck,  South  Or- 
ange, N.J.  and  Gerald  Goldstein, 
Woodstock,  Vt.,  stand  by  .  .  .  Pretty 
Maureen  Kerrigan  of  Fall  River, 
Mass.,  receives  registration  instruc- 
tions (center)  from  Dr.  Edith  Mot- 
tow  as  other  entering  freshmen 
await  their  turn  .  .  .  Then  the  blow 
falls,  and  a  three  day  ordeal  of 
preliminary  screening  examinations 
divulges  the  shocking  fact  that  teas 
and  receptions  and  outings  ore  only 
incidental  to  a  college  education, 

class   of   '54 



freshman  data 

The  240  members  of  the  freshman 
class  hail  from  25  states  and  two 
foreign  nations,  many  of  them  the 
first  students  in  their  areas  to 
attend  Brandeis.  Included  in  the 
newly-enrolled  class  is  the  first  Ida 
Hillson  Schwartz  Exchange  Fellow- 
ship recipient  from  Israel  and  a 
student  from  the  Netherlands. 

Their  records  reveal  that  50  mem- 
bers of  the  incoming  docs  were 
members  of  secondary  school  honor 
societies  and  73  —  or  almost  one- 
third  of  the  entering  class  —  were 
the  recipients  of  scholastic  awards 
for  outstanding  achievements  in 
language,  literature,  the  sciences 
or   the    arts. 

Brandeis  will  hove  107  high  school 
athletes,  most  of  them  winners  of 
tetters  and  awards,  24  of  them 
former  sports  team  captains.  Among 
the  freshmen  athletes  are  a  number 
of  sports-minded  women  students 
who  will  carry  the  Brandeis  blue 
and  white  into  the  traditional  com- 
petitive areas. 

Several  of  the  40  musically  pro- 
ficient members  of  the  Class  of  '54 
were  leaders  of  chamber  music 
ensembles,  and  all  40  were  members 
of  orchestras,  bonds  and  choruses 
while  they  were  in  high  school. 
Many  received  awards  from  the 
music  training  schools  which  they 

Among  the  freshmen  exhibiting  lit- 
erary talents  are  37  former  editors 
and  52  former  staff  members  of 
high  school  organs.  They  will  aug- 
ment the  reporting  and  monoging 
staffs  of  the  Brandeis  student  pub- 
lications. The  Justice  and  The  Turret. 

More  then  50  percent  of  the  class, 
or  124,  were  officers  of  prep  school 
clubs  and  societies  and  47  were 
high  school  class  presidents  or  of- 

the  teams  of  destiny 

Quarterback  Fran  Cowgill, 
star  back  on  the  Brandeis 
freshman  squad  before  being 
lost  for  the  season  as  the 
result  of  a  second-game  in- 
jury against  the  Boston  Col- 
lege freshmen,  uses  a 
straight  arm  very  effective- 
ly to  ward  off  a  Maine  Mar- 
itime Academy  tackier  dur- 
ing the  37-7  opening  victory 
at  Castine,   Me.    (above) 

In  the  starting  lineup  for  the 
Harvard  gome  were  Bob 
Ryan,  right  end;  Mort  Gold- 
fader,  right  tackle:  Ed  Man- 
aaniello,  right  guard;  Roland 
Trudeau,  center;  Ray  Gil- 
bert, left  guard;  Bob  Pierce, 
left  tackle;  and  Bob  Griffin, 
left  end;  backfield:  Dick 
Jones,  right  halfback;  Bill 
Cunningham,  quarterback; 
Sid  Goldfader,  fullback;  and 
Dick  Collins,  left  halfback, 
(right,   top) 

Fullback  Sid  Goldfader, 
whose  tank-like  sprints  in- 
side and  outside  the  Har- 
vard yearling  line  played  a 
major  role  in  the  vital  ifresh- 
man  victory  over  Harvard 
'54  on  Soldiers  Field,  pre- 
pares to  bang  out  another 
first  down  on  his  own  45- 
yard  line  despite  the  wall  of 
Crimson  defenders.  Goldfad- 
er scored  one  T.D.,  set  up 
two  others  in  the  smashing 
21-13  upset  over  Harvard, 
(bottom,  right) 

The  Initiation  of  the  Brandeis  athletic  program  pre- 
sents a  challenge  which  the  University  expects  to  meet 
on  a  level  of  achievement  commensurate  with  Its  high 
academic  aims.  The  recognition  of  the  athletic  poten- 
tial of  Brandeis  by  such  schools  as  Dartmouth,  hiarvard, 
Boston  College,  Boston  University,  West  Point,  MIT, 
and  others  echoes  the  accord  already  granted  tha 
University  in  academic  endeavors. 

With  the  intercollegiate  freshman  sports  already 
successfully  launched,  Brandeis  Athletic  Director  Benny 
Friedman  Is  scheduling  varsity  competition  for  next 
year.  The  opening  varsity  football  game  will  take  place 
in  1951  on  the  Waltham  campus  against  the  University 
of  New  Hampshire.  These  first  Brandeis  teams  have 
been  termed  "teams  of  destiny"  for  they  will  Inaugurate 
a  sports  tradition  which  will  shape  the  future  of  Brandeis 
athletic  prowess. 

the  university  library 

In   the   land   of   the   giant   steps 

Three  thousand  to  forty  thousand  is  quite  a  jump  in 
anything,  almost  any  place.  On  the  Brandels  campus, 
however,  it  means  a  successful  project  in  books  —  books 
gathered  from  all  over  the  world  at  a  rate  that  would 
border  on  the  unbelievable  if  the  tireless  efforts  of 
the  University's  National  Women's  Committee  were 
not  so  well  known. 

Here  in  the.  land  of  the  giant  steps,  the  Library  set 
out  with  a  3,000-volume  library  to  serve  as  the  intel- 
lectual heart  of  the  campus.  Now,  at  the  outset  of  the 
University's  third  academic  year,  the  number  of  vol- 
umes has  increased  more  than  twelve-fold;  and  among 
these  are  several  excellent  acquisitions,  the  lifetime  col- 
lections of  many  eminent  scholars.  In  research  value 
and  prestige,  the  new  collections  spell  an  impressive 
beginning  for  the  Library  of  Brandeis  University  in  the 
academic  world. 

Of  particular  value  to  the  University  is  the  4,000- 
volume  library  of  the  late  George  A.  Barton,  prominent 
author  and  professor  of  Semitic  languages  at  the 
University  of  Pennsylvania.  The  collection  of  volumes 
and  papers  on  Near  Eastern  archaeology  and  the  his- 
tory of  religion  is  considered  the  most  complete  of 
Its  kind  in  the  United  States. 

Added  to  this  is  the  complete  library  of  the  late 
Dr.  Leon  Slonlmsky,  well  known  Hebrew  scholar  and 
educator,  which  forms  the  core  of  a  fine  collection  of 
Hebraica.  Among  the  3,000  volumes  are  the  rare  Pales- 
tinian Talmud  and  books  and  journals  of  Jewish  phil- 
osophy and  poetry.  Of  extreme  value  are  the  volumes 
and  journals  from  the  extensive  library  of  Dr.  Augusta 
Bronner  and  Dr.  William  Healy,  international  authorities 
on  child  psychology  and  juvenile  delinquency.  Another 
collection  Is  that  of  the  late  Will  Cuppy,  author  and 
New  York  Herald  Tribune  critic,  whose  books  ranged 
from    the    natural    sciences   to   general    history   and    art. 

The  Library  is  fortunate,  too,  in  receiving  various 
funds  which  open  new  avenues  for  expansion.  One  of 
such  gifts  has  been  the  Lena  Seltlen  Memorial  Collec- 
tion In  Art,  made  possible  through  the  late  Miss  Self- 
len's  family  who  made  the  balance  of  her  estate  avail- 
able to  the  University  for  the  establishment  of  the 
first  group  of  books  on  art  in  the  Brandels  Library.  The 
gift  from  Dr.  Charles  Kremer  of  music  books  and  or- 
chestral and  choral  scores  is  another  excellent  acquisi- 
tion. Books  have  also  come  from  the  publishers  Bennelt 
Cerf  and  Alfred  Knopf. 

Measured  In  any  terms,  the  progress  of  the  Univer- 
sity Library  continues  in  giant  steps,  but  at  Brandeis 
great  strides  are  the  accepted,  not  the  exception. 

The  Brandeis  University 
Library  is  housed  in  an 
ivy-covered  stone  build- 
ing to  which  a  stacic- 
wing  with  c  40,000-vol- 
ume  capacity  and  worlc- 
room  space  was  an- 
nexed last  year.  The 
main  building  is  fur- 
nished with  a  reading 
end  catalogue  room. 

When  a  new  acquisition 
arrives  on  the  campus, 
student  assistants  carry 
piles  of  books  into  the 
library.  After  the  books 
are  inventoried  and 
processed,  they  are 
placed  on  the  shelves 
for  student  and  faculty 
study  and  research.  Stu- 
dent assistants  worked 
in  the  Library  during 
the  summer,  helping  to 
ready  the  shelves  and 
catalogue  for  use  dur- 
ing  the   academic    year. 

In  the  workroom,  Mr. 
William  Leobowitz,  Bran- 
deis Librarian  (right), 
superintends  the  proc- 
essing and  cataloguing 
of  n e w  I  y -  a c q u i r e d 
books.  The  Librarian 
ond  his  assistant,  Louis 
Schreiber,  (left)  also 
prepare  buying  lists  of 
books  and  periodicals 
essential  to  the  broad- 
ened curriculum  and  re- 
search  needs. 

a  plan  for  tomorrow  — 

Two  sketches  o< 
Saarinen  Master  Plan 
buildings  of  the  fu- 
ture Brandeis  Uni- 
versity campus  are 
reproduced  below. 
From  top  to  bottom, 
The  first  shows  the 
interior  of  the  Li- 
brary; next,  the  stage 
of  the  theater  which 
will  be  a  part  of 
the  projected  Crea- 
tive Arts   Center. 

by  Dr.  David  S.  Berkowitz, 

Director  of  University  Planning 

The  appearance  last  winter  of  a 
handsome  brochure,  "A  Foundation 
For  Learning  —  Planning  the  Campus 
of  Brandeis  University,"  simultane- 
ously marked  both  an  ending  and  a 
beginning.  The  ending  represented 
the  culmination  of  plans  and  idea 
conceived  in  the  early  history  of  thf 
University;  and  the  beginning  signalized  our  hopes  for 
the  University's  future  as  embodied  in  Its  physical  fabric. 

From  the  moment  of  the  University's  inception,  the 
Trustees  have  necessarily  been  involved  in  considering 
the  future  growth  of  our  educational  enterprise.  All 
concerned  were  well  aware  of  the  significant  difference 
between  activating  and  developing  a  university.  It  was 
apparent  that  for  the  immediate  future  Brandeis  would 
be  more  a  university  in  the  process  of  "becoming" 
than  in  "being."  This  distinction  became  a  vital  one 
for  our  Trustees  because  it  threw  great  emphasis  on  the 
relationship   between   planning   and  growth. 

In  order,  therefore,  to  develop  a  physical  structure 
for  the  University  consonant  with  its  academic  ideals, 
the  firm  of  Saarinen,  Saarinen  and  Associates  was 
commissioned  to  design  the  master  plan  that  at  once 
embodies  and  enhances  those  ideals.  When  the  de- 
velopment of  the  campus  is  completed  in  ten  years 
the  University  will  have  50  new  buildings  with  an 
estimated  total  valuation  of  $22,000,000.  The  future 
campus  will  encompass  facilities  for  the  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity Faculty  of  Arts  and  Sciences  and  for  the 
University's  projected  professional  and  graduate  schools. 

Behind  the  exciting  artistry  of  the  plans  presented 
by  Saarinen,  Saarinen  and  Associates  were  months  of 
Intense  activity  by  University  officials  and  the  Board 
of  Trustees.  The  fundamental  decisions  to  be  made 
hinged  on  such  basic  Issues  as  the  educational  phlloso- 


"My  associates  and  I  have  discovered  that 
miracles  are  performed  by  people.  In  a  true 
sense  we  have  become  a  community  enter- 
prise —  the  more  collaborators,  the  greater 
the  likelihood  of  success.  The  accomplish- 
ments speak  for  themselves.  We  recognize 
we  must  continue  our  ambitious  building 
program  if  we  are  to  realize  our  cherished 
conception  of  a  solid  foundation  for  learning 
at  Brondeis."  Meyer  Jaffe,  Member  of  the 
Board  of  Trustees  and  Chairman  of  the 
Building   Committee. 

"The  design  of  a  group  of  buildings  of  the 
right  character  to  answer  the  particular 
problem  of  Brondeis  University  is  one  of 
the  most  interesting  challenges  an  architect 
can  have.  If  a  hundred  years  from  now  the 
buildings  at  Brondeis  University  ore  serving 
their  purpose  well,  if  they  are  recognized 
as  true  expressions  of  their  day  and  of  the 
heritage  of  Jewish  culture  .  .  .  then  we,  gs 
architects,  will  have  done  a  good  job."  Eero 
Saarinen,  Saorinen,  Saarinen  and  Associates. 

phy  of  Brandeis  University,  the  organizational  structure 
and  the  administration  of  the  curriculum  in  both  the 
undergraduate  and  graduate  levels,  and  the  size  and 
composition  of  the   University  at  its  maximum  growth. 

The  first  phase  of  the  master  plan  study  had  barely 
been  completed  when  it  became  necessary  to  solve 
the  foreseeable  demand  for  additional  facilities.  The 
rapid  growth  of  the  University  in  its  second  year  of 
operation  and  the  expansion  contemplated  for  the  third 
year  brought  into  clear  focus  the  need  for  dormitories, 
classrooms  and  a  host  of  specialized  facilities,  such  as 
additional  laboratory  space. 

The  dormitory  problem  was  studied  first  and  in 
November,  1949,  the  Board  of  Trustees  authorized  its 
Building  Committee,  composed  of  Meyer  Jaffe,  Chair- 
man, and  Messrs.  George  Alpert  and  Jacob  Shapiro, 
to  provide  five  new  dormitories  to  house  160  students. 
Construction  of  the  residence  cluster  was  begun  shortly 
after  the  Board's  authorization  and  readied  for  use 
with  the  opening  of  the  University's  third  academic 
year  this  fall.  Only  a  few  finishing  touches  are  needed 
to  complete  these  modern  and  practical  residence 
halls,  which  provide  Brandeis  students  with  attractive 
quarters  for  living,  for  study,  and  for  social  develop- 

While  paper  was  thus  translated  into  brick  and 
buildings  sprang  up  from  the  drafting  board,  studies 
continued  on  the  second  phase  of  the  master  planning 
report.  By  the  early  summer  of  1950  the  Saarinen  firm 
had  completed  preliminary  design  studies  for  the  loca- 
tion of  the  Marcus  Playing  Field  and  for  the  proposed 
Abraham  Shapiro  Athletic  Center.  Tractors  and  huge 
bulldozers  have  been  transforming  the  27-acre  Memphis 
Tract  acquired  recently  into  the  athletic  grounds  which 
will   next  year  be  the  scene  of  the   University's  varsity 

sports  contests,  launched  this  year  on  the  intercollegiate 
freshman  level.  Upon  the  completion  of  the  Marcus 
Playing  Field,  construction  will  begin  on  the  Shapiro 
Athletic  Center  which  will  serve  as  the  core  of  the 
Brandeis  athletic  program.  Architects'  drawings  pro- 
vide three  basketball  courts  with  a  seating  capacity  of 
3,000,  squash  courts,  and  gymnastic  facilities  to  include 
locker  and  shower  rooms,  wrestling  and  steam  rooms, 
and  offices  for  the  athletic  staff.  The  plans  also  call 
for  the  eventual  construction  of  two  connecting  build- 
ings which  will  contain  a  swimming  pool  and  a  small 
gymnasium  for  women  students. 

As  the  Memphis  Tract  is  being  reclaimed  for  athletic 
facilities  the  Science  hiall  Annex  Is  nearing  completion. 
Among  the  additional  facilities  which  the  Annex  pro- 
vides are  the  Breitman  Family  Physics  Laboratory,  an 
atomic  physics  laboratory,  a  physics  demonstration 
room,  a  biology  laboratory,  classrooms,  a  photographic 
darkroom  and  faculty  offices. 

The  emergence  from  the  blueprint  stage  of  the 
Creative  Arts  Center  is  to  be  the  next  building  project 
on  the  campus.  In  order  to  provide  for  greater  integra- 
tion and  exchange  of  experience  among  the  arts,  the 
Music,  Drama,  Art  and  Speech  programs  will  be 
housed  in  one  structure,  linking  the  classrooms,  studios 
and  theatre  to  the  auditorium.  This  physical  design 
symbolizes  the  aesthetic  unity  of  all  the  arts. 

Thus  in  the  third  year  of  its  history,  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity has  established  the  dimensions  for  guiding  its 
growth  on  the  foundations  which  had  been  so  firmly  laid 
during  the  half-way  turning  point  of  the  Twentieth 
Century.  The  academic  and  physical  fabric  which  is 
being  built  on  these  foundations  will  attest  to  the 
soundness  of  the  Brandeis  educational  ideals  in  the 
coming  decades. 





The  design  for  the  expansion  of  Brandeis 
University,  prepared  by  the  international- 
ly prominent  architectural  firm  of 
Saarinen,  Saarinen  and  Associates,  pro- 
vides facilities  for  both  undergraduate 
and  graduate  study.  The  proposed  50 
buildings  of  the  College  of  Arts  and 
Science  and  the  School  of  Advanced 
Studies  include  the  Library,  the  Creative 
Arts  Center,  Brandeis  Union  and  Chapel, 
Science  Building  and  residence  hails.  On 
the  followfing  page  is  the  architect's 
sketch  identifying  the  major  buildings  of 
the  future  campus. 





The  attractive  and 
functional  residence 
halls,  begun  immedi- 
ately after  the  an- 
nouncement of  the  Saa- 
rinen  master  plan, 
were  completed  last 
month  for  the  opening 
of  the  University's 
third  academic  year. 
Comprising  five  mod- 
ern units,  The  Ridge- 
wood  Apartments  are 
designed  to  provide 
proper  conditions  for 
living,  for  study,  and 
for  social  development. 
These  living  quarters, 
of  which  a  portion  of 
the  facade  is  here 
shown,  further  pro- 
vide an  adequate  set- 
ting for  the  funda- 
mentally important 
educational  aims  of 
attaining  individual 
resourcefulness  and 
social    maturity. 

key  to 

future  campus 

pictured  on 















creative  arts  center 

The  special  facilities  required  for  fhe  instruction  of  Music,  Art, 
Drama  and  Speech  will  be  housed  in  ths  Creative  Arts  Center,  thereby 
preserving  a  physical  unity  which  symbolizes  Ihe  aesthetic  impact  of 
all  the  arts.  In  order  to  provide  for  greater  integration  and  exchange 
of  experience  among  the  arts,  the  classrooms,  studios  and  theater  are 
linked  to  the  auditorium  in  a  modern  and  functional  design.  The  Crea- 
tive Arts  Center  will  be  the  focal  point  for  endeavors  in  every  area 
of  artistic  expression.  Concerts,  exhibits  and  theatrical  productions, 
the  end  products  of  these  endeavors,  will  attest  to  the  superior  training 
and  facilities  which  will  become  identified  with  the  Brandeis  University 
Creative  Arts  Center. 


fostering  the   brandeis 

by  Edith  G.  Michaels 

Shortly  before  Brandeis  University  formally  opened 
Its  doors,  women  everywhere  were  evincing  such  a  deep 
interest  in  the  concept  and  ideals  of  the  University  and 
expressing  so  great  a  desire  to  participate  in  its  de- 
velopment that  upon  the  request  of  George  Alpert, 
President  of  the  Board  of  Trustees,  I  undertook  the 
formation  of  the  Women's  Committee. 

Enthusiasm  for  the  new  University  was  spreading 
throughout  the  country  when  over  fifty  Greater  Boston 
women  met  to  formulate  policies  for  the  proposed 
Committee.  The  women  present  pledged  their  support 
in  helping  to  form  an  organization,  on  a  membership 
basis  only,  to  serve  the  best  interests  of  Brandeis. 

As  Its  first  specific  task,  the  Women's  Committee 
assumed  the  responsibility  of  creating  and  fostering  the 
Brandeis  Library,  determined  that  it  should  meet  all 
the  highest  standards  of  university  libraries  throughout 
the  country.  It  was  essential  that  at  the  beginning  of  the 
first  academic  year  the  library  shelves  be  filled  with 
the  volumes  needed  by  the  students  to  further  their 
education.  Before  the  members  of  the  first  class  ar- 
rived, the  Brandeis  Library  was  well  equipped  to  meet 
their  needs,  for  the  Women's  Committee  had  already 
given  $10,000  to  the  University. 

By  now  the   number  of  books  in  the   Library  has  in- 

creased from  3,000  to  more  than  40,000.  Commensurate 
with  the  growth  of  the  Library  was  the  Committee's 
membership  which  now  totals  over  16,000,  including 
1200   Life  members,   with  49  chapters  in  22  states. 

In  Its  two  years  of  operation,  the  National  Women's 
Committee  has  made  available  to  the  University  a 
total  of  $177,000  comprised  solely  of  membership  fees, 
both  the  five-dollar  annual  memberships  and  the 
hundred-dollar  Life  memberships.  In  addition  to  sup- 
porting the  University  Library,  the  Committee  has  now 
established  Four  Chairs  in  the  hlumanlties.  This  addi- 
tional task  was  undertaken  with  pride,  for  the  Com- 
mittee members  thus  became  even  more  active  partici- 
pants in  the  growth  of  the  University. 

The  National  Women's  Committee  has  received  an 
extraordinary  response  from  women  in  every  station 
and  walk  of  life,  eager  to  devote  their  efforts  towards 
maintaining  the  high  Brandeis  standard.  With  the  con- 
tinued support  and  encouragement  from  women 
throughout  the  nation  during  these  pioneering  days, 
and  with  the  promise  of  cooperation  from  more  and 
more  communities  eager  to  be  of  service,  Brandeis  is 
assured  that  the  National  Women's  Committee  will 
become  one  of  the  most  effective  and  successful  phases 
in  the  development  of  the  University. 



In  1948  when  Brandels  University  opened  its  doors 
with  a  freshman  class  of  107  students,  the  American 
Jewish  community  was  justified  in  taking  pride  In  the 
event.  The  dream  that  had  been  nurtured  for  80  years 
in  the  hearts  of  all  forward-thinking  Jews  the  country 
over  had  become  a  reality. 

The  uniqueness  of  this,  the  first  and  only  Jewish- 
sponsored,  non-sectarian  university  in  the  Western 
Hemisphere,  was  underscored  by  the  fact  that,  unlike 
other  universities,  Brandels  could  boast  no  graduates, 
could  not  proudly  claim  some  prominent  member  of  the 
community  as  an  alumnus,  nor  seek  the  counsel  ana 
support  of  a  devoted  alumni  body  —  for  not  a  single 
student  will   receive  a   Brandels  degree  until    1952. 

But  with  the  traditional  ingenuity  that  has  typified 
Jewish  idealism  for  centuries,  the  plan  of  the  Brandels 
Associates  was  proposed.  The  Associates  are  men  from 
every  walk  of  life,  unselfishly  devoted  to  disseminating 
the  aims  and  prestige  of  their  adopted  university  in 
every  way  possible.  They  have  combined  their  mutual, 
eager  attachment  to  the  Brandels  ideal  with  the  rich, 
varied  experiences  of  their  business  and  social  back- 
grounds, not  merely  putting  themselves  at  the  disposal 
of  the  University  but  actively  applying  their  energies 
to  its  cause.  They  see  the  establishment  of  the  Uni- 
versity as  one  further  step 

by      the      Jewish      people 
toward     assuming     greater 

roles    in    the    expansion    of 

American  education. 

The  crusading  spirit  that 

has    characterized    the 

Brandels  Associates  has  in 

many    cases    taken     prece- 
dence   over    their    private 

affairs  as  they  bend  every 

effort  toward  raising  funds 

to    make    the    school    even 

greater   than    the   founders 

visualized.  With   an   annual 

membership    fee    of    $100, 

the  alumni   have  organized 

some  thirty  chapters  active 

in  key  cities  throughout  the 


The     response     of     the 

alumni     thus    far    to    their 

adopted   Alma   Mater  Is  a 

positive  indication  of  their 

wholehearted      acceptance 

of    the     University    as    the 

symbol  of  the  Jewish  ideal 

in  education. 

Milton  Kahn 

coast  to  coast 











El  Paso 

Fail  River 



Los  Angeles 





New  York 






St.  Louis 

San  Antonio 

San  Francisco 





Washington,  D.C. 



"This  is  where  our  new 
dormitories  ore."  Presi- 
dent Sochar  indicates  the 
site  of  the  newly-construct- 
ed residence  halls  on  the 
Saarinen  Master  Plan  map 
to  Milton  Kahn,  National 
Chairman  of  the  Brandeis 
University  Associates  (cen- 
ter) ond  George  Alpert. 
President  of  the  Board  of 
Trustees    (right). 


Dr.  Bernard  Mishkin  joins 

the   social   science  faculty  as 

Lecturer  in  Anthropology. 

A  Guggenheim  Fellow  and 

former  consultant  to 

UNESCO.  Dr.  Mishkin  is 

the  author  of  several  studies 

in  anthropology.  He  is  a 

graduate  of  Columbia 

University  from  which  he 

received   his  doctorate  and 

has  done  field  work  in  New 

Guinea,   Peru  and   Mexico. 

Carl    J.    Sindermann    is    the 

recently-appointed    Stonehill 

Teaching   Fellow  in   Biology. 

He  is  a  former  teaching 

fellow  at  Harvard   University 

and  last  year  was 

Parasitologist  in  the 

Biological   Survey  of  the 

Massachusetts   Department 

of  Conservation.  The  young 

biologist  was  the  winner  in 

1949  of  a  scholarship  for 

study  at  the   Marine 

Biological   Laboratory  In 

Woods   Hole,   Massachusetts. 

Instruction    In   Government 

will   be  supplemented  this 

year  with  the  addition  of 

Richard  G.  Axt  as  a 

Teaching   Fellow.   Mr.  Axt 

comes  to  Brandeis  from  a 

post  as  Research  Associate 

with  the  Commission  on 

Financing    Higher    Education. 

He  received  his  Bachelor 

of  Arts  degree,  magna  cum 

laude,   in   political   science 

from  Harvard  and  was 

awarded  the   Faculty 

Scholarship  at  the  Harvard 

University  Graduate  School 

where   he   majored   in   Public 


In  the  broadened   program 
on   Near  Eastern  Civiliza- 
tion  Mrs.  Yemema   Seligson 
is  a  recent  addition  to  the 
faculty  as  a  Teaching   Fellow 
in  Hebrew.  Mrs.  Seligson 
brings  to  Brandeis  a  wide 
range  of  experience  In 
Hebrew  and   history  which 
she  has  taught  for  more 
than   15  years.  She  holds  a 
Master  of  Arts  degree  from 
New  York  University,  and  a 
Bachelor  of  Science  degree 
from  the  Columbia   Univer- 
sity Teachers  College. 

Dr.   Albert  Guerard 
Professor    of    Com* 
parative   Literature 

#  Dr.  Svend  Laursen 

Associate  Professor 
of  Economics 

Dr.   Robert  A. 
Lecturer  in   Physics 

the  new  faculty 

literature    •   physics   •   music   •   chemistry 

The  academic  year  1950-51  brings  to  Brandeis  a 
distinguished  roster  of  newly-appointed  educators  who, 
together  with  the  other  eminent  members  of  the 
faculty,  will  identify  their  creative  and  teaching  talents 
with  the  University's  educational  ideals.  The  new  faculty 
members  who  assume  their  teaching  posts  this  year  will 
enable  the  University  to  maintain  the  student-faculty 
ratio  of  nine  to  one. 

The  study  of  Comparative  Literature  will  be  extended 
with  the  addition  of  Dr.  Albert  Guerard,  the  interna- 
tionally noted  author,  educator  and  critic.  Dr.  Guerard 
has  long  been  regarded  as  a  leading  authority  on  the 
background  of  French  thought,  and  has  also  received 
wide  recognition  for  his  studies  of  the  literary  history 
of  civilization.  The  author  of  some  twenty-four  works 
and  Professor  of  General  Literature  at  Stanford  Uni- 
versity for  twenty-one  years.  Dr.  Guerard  brings  a  rich 
background  of  cultural  and  educational  experience  to 

Associate  Professor  Saul  G.  Cohen  is  the  first  incum- 
bent of  the  Rita  hi.  Aronstam  Chair  in  Chemistry  at 
Brandeis.  A  summa  cum  laude  graduate  of  hiarvard 
University,  Dr.  Cohen  is  the  recipient  of  the  National 
Research  Fellowship  in  Chemistry  from  the  National 
Research  Council,  and  has  served  on  the  faculties  of 
Harvard  and  the  University  of  California.  In  1941,  Dr. 
Cohen  served  as  Research  Associate  on  the  National 
Defense  Research  Committee,  hlis  research  articles 
have  appeared  in  numerous  scientific  publications. 

In  the  field  of  economics,  the  University  has  a  valu- 
able addition  in  Associate  Professor  Svend  Laursen  who 
formerly  held  a  post  at  Williams  College.  Dr.  Laursen 
has  conducted  research  on  international  economics  with 
the  Institute  of  Economics  and  History  in  Copenhagen, 
and  during  World  War  II  served  with  the  O.S.S.  and 
the  Department  of  State  as  a  Senior  Economist  and 
Economics  Attache.  He  is  a  graduate  of  the  University 
of  Copenhagen,  attended  the  London  School  of  Eco- 
nomics,  and   holds  his  doctorate  from    Harvard. 

Dr.  Robert  A.  Thornton,  Lecturer  in  Physics,  will 
help  meet  the  growing  need  for  educational  techniques 
in  the  physical  sciences.  A  former  Associate  Professor 
of  Physical  Sciences  at  the  University  of  Chicago,  the 
noted    physicist   last  summer   participated   in    President 


at  brandeis  in  1950 

languages  •  economics  •  history  ■  sociology 

Conant's  Seminar  on  Teaching  Science  at  Harvard 
University,  and  has  been  invited  by  the  American 
Academy  of  Arts  and  Sciences  to  serve  as  a  collabora- 
tor in  the  preparation  of  a  bibliography  of  general 
education.  He  is  former  Professor  of  Physics  and  Direc- 
tor of  General  Education  at  the  Engineering  School  of 
the  University  of  Puerto  Rico,  and  was  Professor  and 
Chairman  of  the  Department  of  Physics  at  Talladega 
College  in  Alabama  for  fifteen  years. 

With  the  addition  to  the  faculty  of  Irving  Fine,  the 
noted  young  composer,  conductor,  and  pianist,  as 
Lecturer  in  Music  and  Composer  in  Residence,  the  de- 
velopment of  the  music  faculty  takes  another  major 
stride  forward.  He  comes  to  Brandeis  from  an  Assistant 
Professorship  at  Harvard  University.  Since  1946,  Mr. 
Fine  has  been  a  faculty  member  of  the  Berkshire  Music 
Center  at  Tanglewood,  Massachusetts,  which  is  directed 
by  Dr.  Serge  Koussevitzky.  (Dr.  Koussevitzky  is  the 
University's  Consultant  in  Music.) 

For  the  past  year,  the  young  composer  has  been  in 
Paris  surveying  contemporary  trends  in  French  music 
on  a  Fulbright  Research  Fellowship  and  has  also  re- 
ceived a  Guggenheim  Fellowship  for  further  study.  This 
spring  he  was  elected  Composer-Member  of  the  League 
of  Composers. 

Marie  Syrkin,  author,  lecturer,  and  educator,  joins 
the  Brandeis  faculty  as  Lecturer  in  Humanities.  As 
associate  editor  of  Jewish  Frontier  and  the  author  of 
"Your  School,  Your  Children,"  Miss  Syrkin  incorporated 
much  of  the  first-hand  material  she  gathered  on  her 
many  visits  to  Palestine,  the  DP  camps,  and  Israel  in 
her  book  "Blessed  Is  the  Match."  She  also  contributed 
the  chapter  on  the  "Cultural  Scene:  Literary  Expression" 
in  the  "American  Jew." 

The  Chief  Editor  of  Schocken  Books  and  former  Pro- 
fessor of  History  at  the  Yeshiva  University,  Nahum 
Glatzer  this  year  assumes  his  post  as  Visiting  Lecturer 
in  Jewish  History.  Dr.  Glatzer,  who  is  a  member  of  the 
American  Academy  of  Jewish  Research  and  the  Amer- 
ican Jewish  Historical  Society,  has  conducted  research 
at  the  British  Museum  on  Rome  and  Israel,  and  is  the 
author  of  numerous  books  and  articles  on  Jewish  history. 
He  is  the  former  Registrar  of  the  Teachers  Institute  of 
the  Hebrew  Theological  College. 

Marie  Syrkin  < 
Lecturer  in 

Dr.  Saul  Cohen  9 
Associate   Professor 
of  Chemistry 

Irving   Fine  • 
Lecturer   in   Music 
and   Composer 
in  Residence 

A   newly-appointed   member 
of  the  Romance  Languages 
faculty,    Mrs.    Susan    Sharkey 
Is  Instructor  In  Spanish  and 
formerly  taught  at  Brown 
University.  She  Is  a 
graduate  of  the  New  Jersey 
College  for  Women,  Rutgers 
University,   and   received 
her  Master's  degree  from 
the  University  of  Havana. 
She  was  the  recipient  of 
the  New  Jersey  State 
Federation  of  Women's 
Clubs  grant  for  the  Univer- 
sity of  Havana  and  was 
awarded  the   Institute  of 
International   Education 
Scholarship  for   Havana 
Summer  Session  in   1945. 

Prospective  authors  in  the 
Brandeis  student  body  will 
be  guided  In  their  creative 
efforts  by  John  B.  Wight, 
Instructor  In   English 
Composition   and  former 
member  of  the  editorial 
board  of  the  Harvard 
Educational   Review.  The 
author  of  "U.S.  History  In 
Basic   English"    (English 
Language   Research,    1948) 
Mr.  Wight  is  a  graduate  of 
Harvard   and   has   his   Master 
of  Education  degree  from 
the   Harvard   Graduate 
School  of  Education. 

Dr.  Beatrice  BIyth  Whiting, 
Instructor  in  Social  Psy- 
chology,  has   done   research 
with  John  Dollard  at  Yale 
University  on  the  psychology 
of  women.  She  holds  her 
doctorate   in   anthropology 
from  Yale  and  her  Bachelor's 
degree  from   Bryn   Mawr 

Robert  L.  Edwards,  author 
of  several   zoological   studies 
and   former  Teaching   Fellow 
in  biology  at  Harvard,  joins 
the  science  faculty  as  an 
Instructor  in  Zoology.  He  is 
a  member  of  such  learned 
societies  as  the  American 
Society  of  Mammalogists, 
the    Cambridge    Entomologi- 
cal Society  and  Sigma  XI. 
Mr.  Edwards  Is  a  graduate 
of  Colgate   University  and 
has  his  Master's  degree  from 
the   Harvard   Graduate 
School  of  Arts  and  Sciences. 


The  Institute  of  Adult 
Education,  currently  in 
its  fourth  term,  features 
as  lecturers  such  es- 
teemed authorities  as 
Thornton  Wilder  (top, 
left),  who  speaks  on 
the  Playwright  in  the 
American  Theater  in  the 
course  on  the  "Survey 
of  the  American  Thea- 
ter"; Aaron  Copland 
(top,  right)  who  shares 
the  platform  with  Irv- 
ing Fine  in  "The  Anat- 
omy of  Twentieth  Cen- 
tury Music"  course;  Dr. 
Gregory  Zilboorg,  (bot- 
tom, left)  devoting  six 
lectures  to  "Psychoan- 
alysis— Ito  Growth  aid 
Expansion";  and  Max 
Lerner  (bottom,  right), 
whose  course  is  called 
"Modern  Idea  Systems.' 


"Each  week,  people  had  been  coming  from  hlarvard 
and  Wellesley,  from  Boston  and  ofher  nearby  towns, 
to  attend  Brandeis'  Institute  of  Adult  Education.  For 
so  new  a  university,  ambitious  little  Brandeis  was 
attracting  more  than  its  share  of  attention."  So  Time 
Magazine  (November  28,  1949)  summed  up  the  im- 
pact on  the  community  of  the  nation's  youngest  uni- 
versity and  the  auxiliary  Institute  of  Adult  Education. 

Since  Time's  visit  to  the  campus  a  year  ago,  the  Institute  has  con- 
tinued to  maintain  the  high  standards  established  at  its  inception  in 
the  spring  of  1949  when  it  was  designed  as  a  medium  for  bringing 
authoritative  and  expert  discussion  of  contemporary  social  and  intel- 
lectual problems  to  the  community.  The  Institute  met  with  such  enthu- 
siastic response  that  it  simultaneously  filled  and 
created  the  demand  for  more  adult  education  on  a 
high  level. 

The  serious  level  of  the  Institute  is  indicated  by  the 
courses  offered  and  the  faculty  assembled.  Last  fall '^ 
five-course  curriculum  embraced  poetry,  the  cinema, 
the  theater,  American  foreign  policy,  and  Jewish 
literature.  Lecturers  were  chosen  from  among  the 
foremost  in  their  respective  fields,  and  included  such  poets  as  E.  E. 
Cummings,  Archibald  MacLeish,  W.  hH.  Auden,  Karl  Shapiro;  theater 
personalities  like  Marc  Connelly,  Jo  Mielziner,  Arthur  Miller,  Kermit 
Bloomgarden,  Margaret  Webster,  Louis  Kronenberger;  and  other  noted 
authorities  in  their  fields  such  as  Maurice  Samuels,  noted  exponent 
of  Jewish  values,  and  Ludwig  Lewlsohn. 

Last    spring's     program    featured    courses    In    con- 
^■^M^  temporary  music,   modern  literature,  and  problems  of 

^^H  American     civilization.     Some     of    the     acknowledged 

^^^Pr__-pf^  authorities  in  their  respective  fields  included  Aaron 
^Bl,^  _ ',  Copland,  Roy  tHarris,  Lukas  Foss,  William  Schuman, 
^B  ^^'^^H  '^°''C  Blltzsteln,  James  T.  Farrell,  Dylan  Thomas,  Oscar 
^^     ^ni^l    Williams,  and  Max  Lerner. 

This  fall  marks  the  Institute's  fourth  term  comprised 
of  seven  courses.  One  of  the  featured  lecture  series  is  a  survey  on  the 
American  theater  with  Harold  Clurman,  the  noted  director,  and 
Thornton  Wilder,  world-famous  playwright,  heading  the  list  of  partici- 
pants. Max  Lerner  is  conducting  a  course  dealing  with  "Modern  Idea 
Systems  ",  and  Dr.  Gregory  Zilboorg,  the  eminent  psychoanalyst.  Is 
presenting  a  course  on  'Psychoanalysis:  Its  Growth  and  Expansion." 
The  young  composer-conductor  Irving  Fine,  together 
with  Aaron  Copland,  will  analyze  Twentieth  Century 
music;  and  three  courses  will  be  offered  by  members 
of  the  faculty  on  poetry,  the  State  of  Israel,  and  on 

The    Adult    Education    program,    in    broadening    its 
curriculum  and  increasing  its  subscriptions,  has  already 
enhanced  the  Intellectual  life  of  the  community.  Now 
firmly    established    as   an    Important   phase   of  cultural   activities   in   the 
area,  the  Institute  looks  forward  to  the  continuance  of  its  contribution 
in  fulfilling  the  intellectual  demands  of  an  adult  population. 


the  writing  faculty 

Ludwig  Lewisohn 

completed  his  third  book  on  the  Brandeis  campus.  "The 
American  Jew,  Character  and  Destiny"  to  be  published 
by  Farrar,  Strauss  on  November  2,  will  be  featured  by 
the  Jewish  Book  Council  in  connection  with  Jewish 
Book  month  which  opens  November  3.  Last  spring  Dr. 
Lewisohn  published  "The  Magic  Word,  Studies  in  the 
Nature  of  Poetry",  consisting  of  three  extensive  essays 
on  hlomer,  Shakespeare  and  Goethe. 

Frank  Manuel 

has  contributed  a  volume  to  the  Cornell  University 
Press  Series  on  the  "Development  of  Western  Civiliza- 
tion, Narrative  Essays  on  the  hHistory  of  Our  Tradition 
from  the  Greek  City-States  to  the  Present."  Dr. 
Manuel's  volume,  dealing  with  the  Eighteenth  Century, 
is  entitled  "The  Age  of  Reason",  and  will  be  forth- 
coming in  three  months.  Dr.  Manuel  is  Associate  Pro- 
fessor of  Modern  hHistory. 

Milton  Hindus 

is  the  author  of  "The  Crippled  Giant",  published  by 
Boarshead  Books.  The  book  is  the  journal  which  the 
author  kept  of  his  visit  to  Louis-Ferdinand  Celine, 
French  novelist  in  Denmark  who  had  written  tracts 
prior  to  and  early  in  the  war,  and  who  had  been  accused 
by  the  Resistance  Movement  of  collaborating  with  the 
Nazis.  Mr.  Hindus  is  Assistant  Professor  of  hlumanitles. 

Shlomo   Marenof 

presents  in  biographical  form  sketches  of  outstanding 
Jewish  personalities  in  the  awakening  of  Jewish  life 
during  the  Nineteenth  and  Twentieth  Centuries  in  his 
book  "A  People  and  Its  Leaders."  The  book  is  written 
in  Hebrew  and  is  being  published  by  the  Hebrew  Pub- 
lishing Company  of  New  York.  Dr.  Marenof,  who  is 
Assistant  Professor  of  Hebrew  and  Near  Eastern  Civili- 
zation, is  planning  a  second  volume. 

Claude  Vigee 

was  praised  by  the  1949  Nobel  Prize  winner  Andre 
Gide  for  his  volume  of  poems  "La  Lutte  Avec  L'Ange" 
(The  Battle  With  the  Angel),  published  by  Libraire  Les 
Lettres,  Paris.  Gide  termed  the  verse  as  "ranking 
among  the  best  I  have  read  in  a  long  time."  Dr.  Vigee 
is  Assistant  Professor  of  Romance  Languages  and 
Literature.  In  December  his  translation  of  60  of  Rilke's 
poems  will  be  published  in  connection  with  the  75th 
anniversary  of  Rilke's  birth. 

brandeis    plays    host 

On  October  28  the  Annual 
Fall  Conference  of  the  New 
England  Section  of  the  Col- 
lege English  Association  will 
assemble  on  the  campus.  Dr. 
Osborne  Earle,  Brandeis  As- 
sociate Professor  of  English, 
and  Chairman  of  the  Program 
Committee,  has  announced 
that  Thornton  Wilder,  Bernard 
DeVoto,  and  the  Rev.  Carol 
Bernhardt,  S.J.,  of  Weston 
College  and  Boston  Col- 
lege Graduate  School,  will  be 
among  the  principal  partici- 

In  commemoration  of  the 
three  hundredth  anniversary 
of  the  death  of  Rene  Des- 
cartes the  University  is  spon- 
soring an  institute  during  the 
first  two  days  of  November 
at  which  Professor  Alexandre 
Koyre  of  the  Ecole  des  Hautes 
Etudes,  Sorbonne,  Paris,  will 
be  the  guest  of  honor  and 
featured  lecturer.  A  sympo- 
sium, presented  on  the  first 
day  of  the  commemorative 
program,  will  include  Profes- 
sors I.  Bernard  Cohen  and 
Philippe  Le  Corbeiller  of  Har- 
vard University,  and  Professor 
Albert  Guerard  of  Brandeis. 
The  program  was  arranged  by 
Dr.  Aron  Gurwitsch.  Assistant 
Professor  of  Mathematics  at 
Brandeis,  who  will  chair  the 

President  Gregg  M.  Sinclair 
of  the  University  of  Hawaii 
will  visit  the  campus  in  the 
course  of  his  annual  trip  to 
the  United  States  Mainland. 
Another  University  President 
from  abroad  who  was  a  recent 
guest  is  Dr.  J.  Max  Bond  of 
the  College  of  Liberia,  Mon- 
rovia, who  conferred  with  Dr. 
Sachar  on  Brandeis  educa- 
tional   policies. 


music  . . . 

scored  for  brandeis 

by  Adolph  Ullman 

The  Friends  of  the  School  of  Music  is  one  of  fhe 
newest  of  Brandeis  University's  auxiliary  groupings  and, 
understandably,  its  most  ambitious.  There  is  no  alterna- 
tive, however,  if  the  School  of  Music  Is  to  emerge  in 
a  form  befitting  the  lofty  ideals  motivating  the  Uni- 
versity. As  Dr.  Serge  Koussevitzky  said  in  a  recent 
planning  conference,  "Brandeis  must  create  the  very 
finest  of  musical  education,  else  it  is  better  that  we  do 
not  start." 

The  Friends  have  a  four-fold  program  of  action:  the 
establishment  of  an  auxiliary  University  organization  of 
music  lovers  to  further  the  knowledge  and  enjoyment  of 
the  art;  the  support  of  a  faculty  in  Music  in  the  under- 
graduate curriculum;  the  development  of  musical 
activities  on  the  campus;  and  cooperation  with  the 
Institute  of  Adult  Education  in  offering  music  courses 
to  enrich  the  enjoyment  of  lay  persons. 

The  inspiring  leadership  of  Dr.  Koussevitzky  as  Con- 
sultant for  The  School  of  Music  and  the  cooperation  of 
Leonard  Bernstein,  Professor  Alfred  Einstein  and  Aaron 
Copland  as  members  of  the  University's  Advisory  Com- 
mittee on  Educational  Policies  in  Music  indicate  the 
goals  which  are  being  set.  hlaving  completed  our 
first  year  with  a  large  and  active  membership  in  Boston, 
we  are  now  preparing  to  create  units  in  other  com- 

Dr.  Erwin  Bodky,  the  pioneer  faculty  member  in 
Music,  has  this  year  been  joined  by  Irving  Fine,  brilliant 

young  composer  and  music  educator.  Last  year's  cata- 
logue listed  one  full  course  in  Music;  the  1950-51 
catalogue  offers  three  full  courses  and  three  half-courses. 
This  carefully  planned  program  of  expansion  will  be 
continued  in  the  next  few  years. 

Last  year  the  Friends  presented  three  concerts  for 
the  campus  student  family,  and  plans  this  year  call 
for  semi-monthly  concerts  In  Nathan  Seifer  Hall.  The 
ambitiously  planned  and  brilliantly  executed  Bach 
Festival,  commemorating  the  200th  anniversary  of  the 
death  of  the  master,  presented  last  year  by  mem- 
bers of  the  Boston  Symphony  Orchestra  under  the 
direction  of  Dr.  Bodky,  received  widespread  acclaim 
from  both  audience  and  critics. 

In  cooperation  with  the  Institute  of  Adult  Education, 
The  Friends  offered  a  survey  course  last  spring  in  con- 
temporary music  in  which  Roy  hHarris,  William  Schuman, 
Rene  Leibowitz,  Aaron  Copland,  Lukas  Foss  and  Marc 
Biitzsteln  lectured,  under  the  chairmanship  of  Dr. 
Bodky.  This  fall  the  cooperative  arrangement  continues 
with  a  course  in  "The  Anatomy  of  Twentieth  Century 
Music"  offered  jointly  by  Professor  Fine  and  Aaron 

The  Friends  of  The  School  of  Music  view  these  activi- 
ties as  a  prelude  to  the  establishment  at  Brandeis  of  a 
significant  repository  of  musical  knowledge,  a  dwelling 
place  for  creative  musicians,  a  fertile  training  ground 
for  students  and  a  center  for  the  dispersal  of  musical 
enjoyment  throughout  the  nation. 


Doniels   Printing  Company,   Boston 

a  message  from 
george  alpert, 

president  of  the  board  of  trustees 

On  behalf  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  of  Brandels  University  I  am  delighted  to 
welcome  the  appearance  of  this  first  issue  of  the  Brandeis  Review. 

Since  its  birth  a  few  years  ago,  our  University  has  celebrated  many  "firsts". 
To  begin  with,  Brandeis  is  the  first  representative  of  the  Jewish  community  in 
America's  family  of  nonsectarian  universities  founded  by  denominational  zeal. 
Once  the  idea  of  a  group  contribution  by  American  Jewry  to  nonsectarian  higher 
education  in  this  country  was  given  tangible  form  through  the  acquisition  of  the 
beautiful  Brandeis  campus,  the  Founders  were  faced  with  the  task  of  selecting 
the  University's  first  President.  Then  came  the  appointment  of  the  first  Professor, 
the  admission  of  the  first  Students,  the  formation  of  the  first  Freshman  Olass. 

Now  the  Brandeis  family  enters  its  third  academic  year.  We  are  still  elated  at  the 
remarkable  achievements  of  the  past,  but  it  is  the  present  and  future  of  this  still 
fledgling  institution  which  command  our  energies  and  challenge  our  initiative. 
There  is  much  in  the  way  of  tradition  yet  to  be  established;  we  can  anticipate 
the  celebration  of  many,  many  more  premieres. 

I  am  confident  that  the  pages  of  future  issues  of  the  Brandeis  Review  will  continue 
to  attest  the  determined  effort  asserted  by  Founders,  Trustees,  Faculty  and  friends 
of  Brandeis  to  assure  that  at  each  new  stage  of  its  career  the  University  will 
maintain  that  high  standard  of  quality  which  is  its  hallmark. 


President  of  the  University 

Honorary  Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Fellows 

Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Fellows 

The  Board  of  Trustees 

GEORGE  ALPERT,  President 

President  of  the  National  Women's  Committee 

National  Chairman  of  the  Brandeis  Associates 

Chairman  of  the  Friends  of  The  School  of  Music 

Chairman  of  the  Brandeis  University  Athletic  Association 

''mr.fS  ^^ 


November  13,   1856  —  October  5,  1941 







PICTURED  Jl  head  uble  ivilh  guesi 
speaker  Max  Leriier.  right,  is  Jacob 
Shapiro,  member  of  the  Board  of 
Trustees  Building  Committee  and  a 
leading  proponent  of  the  Univers- 
ity's athletic  development.  One  of 
20  Associates  groups  throughout  the 
nation,  the  Greater  Boston  Chapter 
numbers  1.000  members. 

Before  the  more  than  1,000  persons  who 
attended  the  Second  Annual  Membership 
Dinner  of  the  Greater  Boston  Brandeis 
Associates  Chapter,  Dr.  Max  Lerner,  Bran- 
deis Professor  of  American  Civilization, 
delivered  the  featured  address  of  the  eve- 
ning on  "The  Dimensions  of  a  Liberal 
Education."  The  meeting  was  held  in  the 
Main  Ballroom  of  the  Statler  Hotel  on 
December  5. 

The  theme  for  the  dinner  meeting  was 
a  review  and  interpretation  of  the  achieve- 
ments and  future  plans  of  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity in  terms  of  modern  trends  in  edu- 
cational philosophy.  Sharing  the  speaker's 
platform  with  Dr.  Lerner  were  Milton 
Kahn,  National  Chairman  of  the  Brandeis 
University  Associates;  President  Sachar; 
and  President  of  the  Board  George  Alpert. 
Presiding  over  the  meeting  was  Harold 
Sherman  Goldberg,  Chairman  of  the  Din- 
ner Committee. 

Working  with  a  committee  of  128  com- 
munity leaders,  Mr.  Goldberg  arranged  a 
musical  program  presented  by  Zvi  Zeitlen, 
Israeli  concert  artist;  Erwin  Bodky,  Bran- 
deis Assistant  Professor  of  Music;  and 
Irving  Fine,  Composer  in  Residence. 

The  Chapter's  officers  include  President 
Hyman  Cohen,  Vice  Presidents  Goldberg, 
Sidney  Kaye,  George  Shapiro,  and  Benja- 
min Ulin,  Secretary  Harold  Widett  and 
Treasurer  Max  Chernis. 

Cover:  by  Eleanor  Piatt  In  the  Museum 
of  Fine  Arts,  Boston. 


The  executors  of  the  estate  of  the  late 
William  H.  Sydeman,  Dr.  Solomon  Rubin 
of  Boston  and  Arnold  Lichtig,  New  York 
attorney,  have  directed  $46,800  to  the 
University  to  underwrite  the  construction 
of  the  Science  Hall  Annex,  now  nearing 
completion.  The  two-story  structure  which 
adjoins  Science  Hall  will  be  named  for 
the  New  York  merchant  and  philanthropist 
who  died  June  9,   1948  at  the  age  of  61. 

Dr.  Rubin,  who  is  the  late  Mr.  Syde- 
man's  brother-in-law,  was  one  of  the  first 
members  of  the  Brandeis  University  Asso- 
ciates and  was  instrumental  in  directing 
the  major  portion  of  the  charitable  funds 
from  the  estate  to  Brandeis.  He  is  Assist- 
ant Professor  of  Pediatrics  at  Tufts  Medi- 
cal School  and  one  of  the  Supervising 
School  Physicians  for  the  Boston  Public 
Schools.  His  co-executor,  Mr.  Lichtig,  was 
Mr.   Sydeman's  attorney. 

Sydeman  Hall  will  house  classrooms, 
reading  rooms,  and  faculty  offices  in  addi- 
tion to  the  Breitman  Family  Physics  Lab- 
oratory, the  Falk  Nuclear  Physics  Labora- 
tory and  other  scientific   facilities. 

Mr.  Sydeman,  who  was  a  graduate  of 
the  Harvard  Class  of  1907,  left  his  native 
Boston  in  1918  and  went  to  New  York 
where  he  founded  a  successful  chain  store 
business.  That  he  gave  generously  of  his 
time  and  money  to  worthy  causes  is  at- 
tested in  his  will. 

The  appointment 
of  Hon.  Herbert 
Lehman,  United 
States  Senator  from 
New  York,  as  Hon- 
orary Chairman,  and 
of  prominent  New 
York  attorney  Frank 

L.     Weil     as     Chair-  Senator  Lehman 

man  of  the  newly-formed  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity Board  of  Fellows  has  been  an- 
nounced by  George  Alpert. 

The  Board  of  Fellows  at  Brandeis  will 
act  as  an  advisory  group  to  the  Board  of 
Trustees  and  base  its  activity  on  a  continu- 
ing evaluation  of  all  phases  of  the  Uni- 
versity's operation. 

Mr.  Lehman,  who  was  three  times  Gov- 
ernor and  twice  named  Senator  by  the 
New  York  electorate,  is  Honorary  Per- 
manent Chairman  and  former  Director 
General  of  U.N.R.R.A.,  and  Vice  Chair- 
man of  the  American  Jewish  Committee. 
He  is  also  Vice  Pres- 
ident of  the  Wel- 
fare Council  of 
Greater  New  York 
and  a  Trustee  of  the 
Institute  for  Ad- 
vanced Study  and  of 
the  National  Con- 
ference of  Christians 
and  Jews. 

Mr.  Weil  served  as  a  member  of  the 
United  States  National  Commission  to 
UNESCO  and  is  Chairman  of  the  Presi- 
dent's Committee  on  Religious  and  Moral 
Welfare  in  the  Armed  Forces.  He  is  Co- 
founder  and  Director  of  the  United  Serv- 
ice Organizations  and  former  President  of 
the  National  Jewish  Welfare  Board.  He 
is  Chairman  of  the  National  Executive 
Committee  of  the  National  Social  Wel- 
fare Assembly  and  Vice  Chairman  of  the 
Board  of  Governors  of  Hebrew  Union 
College.  He  was  awarded  the  Medal  for 
Merit  by  President  Truman  in  1946. 



People  Today,  the  new  pocket  news 
magazine  put  out  by  the  publishers  of 
Neusweeik  devoted  two  pafi^s  to  Bran- 
deis football  and  Director  of  Athletics 
Benny  Friedman  recently. 

The  story  praised  Benny  for  the  suc- 
cess of  his  athletic  program  and  praised 
the  spirit  of  the  Brandeis  Freshman 
Football  Team  in  its  successful  first 

Sample:  "Twelve  months  ago  Bran- 
deis didn't  have  a  bowl  to  sing  in  or 
a  school  song.  Of  the  2  SO  freshmen 
students  (40  percent  women)  he  didn't 
expect  more  than  30  players  on  the 
first   practice  call;   50  turned  up." 

VOL.  I,  NO.  5 

DECEMBER  20,   1950 

Official  Publication  of  Brandeis  University  published  /?  times  during  the  year  (once  in  the  months  of  September,  October.  Sovember. 

/March,  June,  July  and  August;   twice  in  the  months   of  December,  February,  and  May)   at  Brandeis   University,  41  y   South  Street, 

Wallham  54,  Mass.  Entered  as  second  class  mailer  at  the  Post  Office  at  Boston.  Mass. 


Lena  Seillen 
has    been    offered 


A  fund  to  provide  for  the  Lena  Seitlen 
Memorial  Collection  as  the  first  group  of 
hooks  on  art  in  the  Brandeis  Library  has 
luL-n  established  by  the  family  of  the  late 
Miss  Seitlen  who  turned  over  the  balance 
oi  her  estate  for  that  purpose  to  the  Uni- 

Accepting  the 
fund  in  behalf  of 
Brandeis,  President 
Sachar  declared  in 
a  letter  to  Mrs.  Leon 
S.  Medalia  of  Bos- 
ton, sister  of  the 
late  Miss  Seitlen: 
"I  am  privileged  to 
accept  this  gift  which 
for  the  establishment 
of  the  Lena  Seitlen  Memorial  Collection, 
which  will  be  placed  in  a  special  section 
of  our  Librar)'.  I  need  not  add  what  a 
joy  it  is  to  have  this  area  of  the  Library 
ot  Brandeis  inaugurated  in  such  a  creative 
way,  and  I  feel  sure  that  the  establishment 
of  this  collection  will  serve  as  a  lasting 
creative  memorial  to  your  dear  sister." 

Miss  Seitlen  taught  for  30  years  in  the 
Boston  schools  and  held  her  last  teaching 
post  at  the  Solomon  Lewenberg  School 
before  her  death  in  19-48.  She  was  gradu- 
ated from  Salem  Normal  School  and  also 
studied  at  Harvard,  Columbia  and  Cornell 
and  taught  in  the  Religious  School  at 
Temple  Israel  under  the  late  Rabbi  Levi. 
As  an  amateur  artist  of  note,  Miss 
Seitlen  exhibited  her  work  at  Jordan 
Marsh's  in  1939  and  1940  and  at  the 
Independent  Artists'  Show  at  Paine's  for 
two  successive  years,  19-17  and  1948.  In 
addition  to  her  teaching  and  artistic  activi- 
ties. Miss  Seitlen  together  with  two  other 
teachers  founded  Camp  Greggmere  for 
girls,  which  continued  successfully  for 
nearly  two  decades. 

In  tribute  to  Miss  Seitlen,  Frank  J. 
Herlihy,  Principal  and  Mary  A.  Brennan, 
Vice  Principal  ot  the  Solomon  Lewenberg 
School  have  written:  "Thirty  years  of  un- 
selfish devotion  to  the  interests  of  hundreds 
of  energetic  young  Americans  might  be 
sufficient  to  sap  the  strength  and  quench 
the  enthusiasm  and  idealism  of  the  aver- 
age soul.  But  .  .  .  neither  time  nor  famil- 
iarity dimmed  her  idealism  and  enthusiasm 
for  her  profession  .  .  .  Her  sympathy  and 
love  for  her  fellow  man  were  not  subjects 
which  she  taught,  but  qualities  that  per- 
meated every  word  and  action,  and  which 
her  pupils  caught'  from  her  example. 
Therefore,  we  do  not  grieve  that  her  in- 
fluence for  good  has  been  lost.  Rather,  we 
are  pleased  by  the  realization  that  she  has 
earned  a  kind  of  immortality,  for  the 
hundreds  of  students  whom  she  inspired 
in  turn  pass  on  this  inspiration  to  others, 
projecting  her  influence  far  into  the  fu- 
ture .  .  ." 



Scores  of  friends  of  the  University 
gathered  at  meetings  in  New  York  and 
Philadelphia  on  November  13  to  com- 
memorate the  94th  aniversary  of  the  birth 
of  Louis  D.  Brandeis,  the  late  Justice  of 
the  Supreme  Court  whose  name  the  Uni- 
versity bears. 

Former  United  States  Assistant  Attorney 
General  Thurman  Arnold  was  the  princi- 
pal speaker  before  more  than  700  who  met 
m  the  Plaza  Hotel  in  New  York.  Mr. 
Arnold  hailed  the  late  Justice  as  one  of  the 
most  significant  social  and  educational 
thinkers  of  our  time  and  termed  the  philos- 
ophy of  Louis  Brandeis  still  vital  in  these 

A  host  of  University  officials  attended 
the  commemorative  meeting  which  was 
jointly  sponsored  by  the  New  York  Chap- 
ters of  the  Brandeis  Associates  and  the 
Greater  New  York  Chapters  of  the  Nation- 
al Women's  Committee.  Judge  Joseph  M. 
Proskauer,  Honorary  President  of  the  Am- 
erican Jewish  Committee  and  a  Trustee 
of  the  University  served  as  Chairman  for 
the  meeting.  Among  those  present  was 
James  M.  Landis,  former  Dean  of  the 
Harvard  Law  School,  who  began  his  legal 
career  as  a  law  clerk  to  Justice  Brandeis. 

"Brandeis  University  —  The  Great 
Trust"  was  the  theme  of  addresses  made 
by  Dr.  Sachar  who  spoke  on  "The  Steward- 
s!iip"  ;  Board  President  George  Alpert  who 
discussed  "The  "Vision";  Milton  Kahn, 
National  President  of  the  Brandeis  Asso- 
ciates who  talked  on  "The  Responsibility"; 
Mrs.  Harry  L.  Michaels,  National  Presi- 
dent of  the  Women's  Committee,  who 
spoke  on  "The  Challenge";  and  Miss 
Ruth  Abrams,  an  undergraduate,  who  ad- 
dressed  the  group  on   "The  Future." 

delphia Chapter  of  the  National  W'umeii'i 
Committee  took  place  at  the  November  13 
luncheon  which  was  co-sponsored  by  the 
Brandeis  Lawyers  Society  oj  Philadelphia.  Judge 
l(/itph  Sloane.  President  of  the  Society,  chaired 
the  meeting.  Above,  left,  Mrs.  Harry  L.  Alichaels. 
National  President  of  the  Women's  Committee 
presents  the  charter  to  Mrs.  Max  L.  Margolis. 
President  pro  tern  of  the  newly-formed  Women's 
Committee   Chapter. 


Rhode  Island  State  College  in  King- 
ston, R.  I.,  has  conferred  an  honorary 
Doctor  of  Science  degree  on  Dr.  Sel- 
man  A.  Waksman,  discoverer  of  strep- 
tomycin, and  Consultant  to  the  School 
of  Science  at  Brandeis. 

Dr.  Waksman,  who  is  the  director  of 
the  Institute  of  Microbiology  at  Rut- 
gers University,  was  cited  as  the  "fore- 
most authority  on  the  microbiology  of 
the  soil.  "  Dr.  Waksman  visits  Brandeis 
on  December  23  to  confer  on  Brandeis 
University's  senior  year  curricular  de- 
velopments in  science. 

LIGHTS      met     on 

November  13  in 
New  York  at  the 
meeting  commemo- 
rating the  94th  an- 
niversary of  the 
birthday  of  justice 
Louis  Dembitz 
Brandeis.  Left  to 
right  are  George 
Alpert,  President  of 
the  Brandeis  Board 
of  Trustees,  Thur- 
man Arnold,  form- 
er United  Stales 
Assistant  Attorney 
General,  who  wai 
principal  speaker, 
and  Judge  Joseph 
M.  Proskauer,  Uni- 
versity Trustee  and 
Chairman  of  the 




Gifts  totalling  more  than  $50,000  were 
contributed  in  a  stirring  show  of  support 
for  Brandeis  at  a  dinner  meeting  held  on 
November  8  at  the  Delano  Hotel  under 
the  co-chairmanship  of  Miami  Mayor 
Harold  Turk,  Carl  Weinkle  and  Samuel 
N.  Friedland.  President  Sachar  was  guest 
of  honor  and  main  speaker  at  the  event 
which  was  attended  by  more  than  200 
members  of  the  Greater  Miami  Committee 
for   Brandeis   University. 

Among  the  prominent  Miamians  who 
served  on  the  dinner  committee  were 
Leonard  L.  Abess,  Jack  Ablin,  Sidney  D. 
Ansin,  Sam  Blank,  Shepard  Broad,  Jack 
Dubinsky,  Abraham  Goodman,  Dr.  Mor- 
ris Goodman,  Louis  Heiman,  Ben  Kane, 
J.  Gerald  Lewis,  Marcie  Liberman,  Joseph 
M.  Lipton,  Max  Orovitz,  Sam  A.  Rivkind, 
Sam  Prosterman,  Leo  Robinson,  Daniel  B. 
Ruskin,  Monte  Selig,  Jacob  Sher,  Harry 
Simonhoiif,  William  D.  Singer,  Harry  Sir- 
kin,  and  Mitchell  Wolfson. 

Miami  activity  on  behalf  of  Brandeis 
was  heightened  two  days  later  by  the  or- 
ganizational meeting  of  the  Miami  Wom- 
en's Committee  Chapter  of  which  Mrs. 
Harold  Turk  is  temporary  chairman. 

PRINCIPAL  PERSONALITIES  who  tu<,k  p.trt 
in  the  Mnimi  dinner  Me,  left  tu  right,  (seated) 
President  Abram  L.  Siichjr  and  Carl  Weinkle 
and  (standing)  Mayor  Harold  Turk  of  Miami 
Beach  and  Samuel  N.  Friedland.  Messrs.  Fried- 
land  and  Weinkle  and  Mayor  Turk,  co-chair- 
men of  the  Greater  Miami  sponsoring  commit- 
tee, are  prominent  in  Jeirish  and  general  com- 
munity  activities  in   South  Florida. 


Morris  Falk 

Responding  to  the 
current  need  for 
basic  training  in  at- 
omic energy  and  re- 
search, Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Morris  Falk  of 
Fitchburg,  Mass., 
have  contributed 
$15,000  to  Brandeis 

for  the  establishment  of  the  Morris  Falk 
Nuclear  Physics  Laboratory.  The  newly- 
endowed  laboratory  is  being  built  in  Syde- 
man  Hall. 

Mr.  Falk,  who  is  the  owner  of  the  In- 
dependent Lock  Company,  is  a  noted  in- 
dustrialist and  philanthrojsist.  He  has  for 
many  years  been  strongly  interested  in  the 
development  of  scientific  research  and  in 
furthering  the  education  of  young  men 
in  science  and  engineering.  Several  years 
ago  he  established  a  sizeable  scholarship 
to  be  awarded  annually  to  an  outstanding 
student  of  the  Fitchburg  High  School. 
His  contribution  to  Brandeis  is  another 
extension  of  his  interest  in  scientific  study 
and  research. 

The  Falk  Nuclear  Physics  Laboratory  at 
Brandeis  will  be  equipped  with  the  most 
up-to-date  facilities  for  study  in  this  area 
of  science,  and  will  form  an  integral  part 
of  the  broadened  science  curriculum. 

LENDING  A  HAND  on  the  Abraham 
Marcus  Athletic  Field  conslruction  are 
Joseph  Linsey  (left)  Chairman  of  the 
Brandeis  Athletic  Association  and  Harold 
Sherman  Goldberg,  Membership  Chair- 
man of  the  Greater  Boston  Associates 
Chapter.  The  field  will  be  readied  for 
next  year's  sports  program. 



On  Thursday,  Oc- 
tober 19  William 
Leibowitz,  Brandeis 
University's  first  lib- 
rarian died  of  a 
heart  ailment  in 
Waltham  Hospital 
at  the  age  of  47. 
Well  known  to  the 

Brandeis  family  and  recognized  as  a  lead- 
ing library  administrator,  his  loss  was 
keenly  felt  on  the  campus. 

The  University  suspended  classes  in  his 
memory  and  services  were  held  in  Nathan 
Seifer  Hall  where  President  Sachar  de- 
livered the  eulogy  and  Rabbi  Irving  Man- 
dell  of  Temple  Shalom,  Newton,  officiated. 

Mr.  Leibowitz  was  a  native  of  New 
York  City.  He  came  to  Brandeis  in  1948 
when  the  University  first  began  to  func- 
tion and  immediately  set  about  laying  the 
plans  for  the  future  growth  of  the  Bran- 
deis Library.  His  understanding  of  admini- 
strative problems  allowed  him  to  work  ef- 
fectively with  the  National  Women's  Com- 
mittee for  the  expansion  of  the  library 
which  contained  2,000  volumes  two  years 
ago  and  which  contains  more  than  40,000 
volumes  today. 

Officials  paid  tribute  to  Mr.  Leibow- 
itz in  these  words;  "William  Leibowitz 
brought  to  his  tasks  not  only  the  skills  of 
a  fine  librarian,  but  the  zeal  of  a  pioneer. 
Always  conscious  that  he  was  laying  the 
foundations  for  a  great  Library  his  under- 
standing elicited  from  him  a  devotion 
which  made  him  one  of  the  most  valued  ' 
members  of  the  University's  stafi^.  He  will 
be  sorely  missed." 

Mr.  Leibowitz  is  survived  by  his  widow, 
the  former  Belle  Levin  of  Barberton, 
Ohio,  and  a  three-year-old  daughter,  Carol 
Ann.  Burial  was  in  New  York. 



Manchester,  N.H., 
leaders  gathered  for 
their  first  meeting 
on  behalf  of  Bran- 
deis on  November 
20  at  the  home  of 
Morris  Silver,  spon- 
sor of  the  meeting 
and,  upon  hearing 
the  address  of  George  Alpert,  President 
of  the  Board  of  Trustes,  formed  a  Bran- 
deis University  Associates  Chapter. 

Mr.  Silver,  who  chaired  the  meeting, 
became  chairman  of  the  new  Associates 
Chapter.  Samuel  Green  and  Samuel  Ca- 
mann  are  Secretary  and  Treasurer  respec- 
tively. Long  identified  with  many  com- 
munity interests,  Mr.  Silver  is  President 
of  Silver  Brothers  Company,  New  Hamp- 
shire's largest  food  distributors,  and  of 
Cott  Beverages. 

Morris   Silver 



cJne    vl/onien's   (committee 

On  November  3  a  group  of  38  leading 
women  of  Greater  Miami  gathered  to 
consider  the  formation  of  a  Chapter  — 
one  week  later  200  women  met  at  the 
Delano  Hotel  where  Dr.  Sachar  ad- 
dressed the  meeting  and  announced 
their  temporary  officers.  Thirty  of  those 
present  became  Charter  Life  Members 
and  the  rest  of  the  group  enrolled  as 
Annual  members.  Greater  Miami  offi- 
cers pro  tem  include  Mrs.  Harold  Turk, 
Chairman;  Mrs.  Aaron  Farr,  Co-chair- 
man; Mrs.  Louis  Heiman,  Secretary; 
and  Mrs.  Louis  Sherman  and  Mrs.  Ben 
Zion  Ginzberg,  Co-treasurers. 



In  Brockton,  Mass.,  a  new  chapter  is  be- 
ing organized  with  what  is  reported  as 
"fantastic  success."  Brockton  women  held 
a  preliminary  tea  on  November  29  when 
their  membership  enrollment  up  to  that 
date  was  announced  as  130  Annual  and 
10  Life  members.  Mrs.  Kenneth  Dorn, 
President  of  the  recently-formed  chapter, 
is  the  daughter  of  the  late  Abraham 
Shapiro,  one  of  the  original  members  of 
the  Brandeis  Board  of  Trustees. 

Detroit  women  held  a  membership  drive 
luncheon  on  October  16  when  55  new  mem- 
bers enrolled.  The  Chapter's  scroll  was 
presented  to  Mrs.  Harry  L.  Michaels,  Na- 
tional President  and  guest  speaker  before 
the  250  women  attending.  By  December  31, 
Detroit  Chapter  President  Mrs.  Oscar 
Zemon  has  announced,  the  group  hopes  to 
have  600  charter  members  —  the  Chapter 
now  numbers   517. 

Officers  have  been  announced  for  the 
newly-formed  Philadelphia  Chapter  which 
held  its  organizational  meeting  on  Septem- 
ber 19  and  was  addressed  by  George  Al- 
pert,  President  of  the  Board  of  Trustees. 
Mrs.  Max  L.  Margolis  is  President;  Mrs. 
Benjamin  Wasserbly,  Vice  President;  Mrs. 
Jack  M.  Korn,  Secretary;  Mrs.  Norman 
S.  Gorson,  Treasurer;  and  Mrs.  Sidney 
C.  Orlofsky,  Publicity.  Their  second  meet- 
ing was  held  on  December  6. 

Indianapolis  officers  pro  tem  are  Mrs. 
Jack  A.  Goodman,  Chairman;  Mrs.  Alex- 
ander S.  Wolf,  Co-chairman;  Mrs.  Leonard 
A.  Solomon,  Secretary;  and  Mrs.  Bess 
Dobrowitz,  Treasurer.  The  addition  of  this 
new  chapter  brings  the  total  number  of 
Women's  Committee  Chapters   to   54. 

The  200  Lynn,  Mass.,  Life  members 
heard  faculty  member  Dr.  Robert  A. 
Thornton,  Brandeis  Lecturer  in  Physics, 
speak  on  the  "Teaching  of  the  Physical 
Sciences"  at  a  tea  on  November  14.  The 
meeting  was  one  of  a  series  in  the  Chap- 
ter's fall  membership  campaign.  President 
of  the  Chapter  is  Mrs.  Ellis  Michelson. 

Atlanta  Charter  Life  Members  sponsored 
a  meeting  on  November  7  at  which  Presi- 
dent Sachar  addressed  the  group.  Mrs. 
Sidney  Q.  Janus  is  President  of  the  southern 
chapter  which  was  one  of  the  first  to  form. 
The  Atlanta  Charter  Life  membership  has 
increased  from   28  to   more   than   70. 

the  Uiiivenity  Health 
Office,  underwritten  by 
the  Henry  Fell  Philan- 
thropic League  are,  left 
to  right,  Mrs.  Harry 
Feil,  mother  of  2nd  Lt. 
Feil  in  ivhoie  memory 
the  League  was  estab- 
lished, and  Mrs.  Sol 
Grossman,  of  New  York 
City,  President  of  the 


The  first  of  a  series  of  six  concerts  to 
be  presented  this  season  by  the  Friends  of 
the  School  of  Music  took  place  on  Decem- 
ber 3  with  a  piano  recital  by  pianist 
Herman  Godess  in  Nathan  Seifer  Hall. 

Mr.  Godess  presented  selections  by 
Schumann,  Prokofieff,  Brahms,  Scriabin, 
and  Chopin.  Mr.  Godess'  Brandeis  recital 
was  one  of  the  first  landmarks  in  his 
American  career. 

Other  programs  planned  by  the  Friends 
of  the  School  of  Music  for  the  coming 
season  include  a  song  recital  by  soprano 
Norma  Farber;  Music  for  two  pianos  by 
Irving  Fine  and  Erwin  Bodky;  Irving  Fine's 
sonatas  for  violin  and  piano  performed 
by  Zvi  Zeitlen  and  Irving  Fine;  a  song 
recital  by  Paul  Matthen,  bass-baritone; 
and  a  trio  concert  by  Alfred  Krips,  violin; 
Samuel    Mayes,   cello;   and  Erwin   Bodky, 

The  University's  new  health  office,  fully 
equipped  and  modern  in  every  way  has 
been  underwritten  with  a  gift  of  $5000 
by  the  Henry  Feil  Philanthropic  League 
of  New  York  in  memory  of  2nd  Lt.  Henry 
Feil  who  was  killed  in  action  August  25, 
1944  with  the  American  infantry  in 
France.  Mrs.  Sol  Grossman,  President  of 
the  League,  was  instrumental  in  directing 
the  gift  to  the  University  where  her 
daughter  Leila,  Class  of  '53,  is  enrolled. 

Lt.  Feil,  son  of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Harry 
Feil  of  New  York,  was  25  years  old  when 
he  died.  He  was  a  graduate  of  New  York 
University  with  the  class  of  1940  and 
played  varsity  football  for  N.Y.U.  from 
1937  to  1939.  The  Henry  Feil  League 
was  formed  in  May,  1948,  by  13  women 
who  have  perpetuated  Lt.  Feil's  name  in 
deeds  of  assistance  for  the  Jewish  people. 

piano.  The  dates  of  these  concerts  are  to 
be   announced. 

DEIS from  French 
teacher  Elizabeth  M. 
Craighead,  recently  re- 
tired from  the  Wor- 
cester, Mass.,  School 
System,  were  donated 
through  the  W^orcester 
Chapter  of  the  Wom- 
en's Committee.  Miss 
Craighead,  (left)  pre- 
sents two  of  her  collec- 
tion of  rare  technical 
French  Books  to  Mrs. 
Harry  Ports  s,  (right) 
Chairman  of  the  Book 
Fund  Committee  as 
Worcester  Chapter 
President  Mrs.  Joseph 
Goldberg  looks  on. 
The  Worcester  Chapter 
held  their  latest  meet- 
ing on  November  9. 



'54,  Scranloii,  Pa.,  goes  up  in  the  air  to  sink 
a  basket  and  put  his  team  in  the  leaJ.  Jones, 
who  played  right  halfback  in  the  University's 
freshman  football  squad,  changed  into  basket- 
ball togs  the  day  after  the  last  grid  game. 

The  Brandeis  University  freshman 
basketball  team  lost  its  first  game  of  the 
season  to  the  highly-touted  Fort  Devens 
squad,  70-59,  on  December  2.  The  Bran- 
deis team  battled  its  way  down  the  stretch 
but  lost  the  game  in  the  last  few  minutes 
of  play. 

It  was  a  moral  victory  for  the  Brandeis 
hoopsters  who  were  playing  the  first 
basketball  game  in  the  University's  history 
against  a  strong  Fort  Devens  team  com- 
prised of  men  who  had  played  varsity  and 
professional  basketball. 

A  cheering  section  of  Brandeis  students 
made  the  trip  to  Fort  Devens  in  Ayer, 
Mass.,  to  support  their  team  which  con- 
tinually swapped  leads  with  the  Army 
men  throughout  the  game  and  finally 
yielded   to   the  superior  opponent. 


The  Harvard  Crimson,  Harvard  Uni- 
versity's undergraduate  daily,  sent  a 
battery  of  journalists  to  the  campus 
last  month  for  a  story  on  Brandeis. 

The  resulting  full  page  spread  in  the 
Crimson  depicted  Brandeis  to  Harvard 
men  in  terms  that  could  make  Harvard 
men  very  happy  indeed. 

Sample:  "Often  in  the  past,  the  Uni- 
versity has  helped  a  new  college  .  .  . 
get  its  start.  It  did  so  for  the  first 
time  in  1701  in  New  Haven  and  the 
result  was  Yale.  It  did  so  two  years 
ago  in  Waltham  and  the  result  was 
Brandeis  .   .  ." 


December   2    Fort   Devens 

December   9    St.    Anselms 

December    12    Boston    College 

December   15  City  College  of  N.^'. 

December   16  Hofstra 

December   20   Syracuse  University 

January  6,   '51   West  Point 

January  10  Fort  Devens 

January    13   Harvard 

February    8 Univ.   of   Massachusetts 

February    10   Springfield  College 

February    17    Bates 

February  21    Boston  University 

February  24  M.I.T. 

March   3  Dartmouth 

To    be   annorniced   -  -.  .Holy   Cross 


An  award  for 
teaching  excellence, 
the  first  of  its  kind, 
has  been  given  Dr. 
Paul  Klapper,  Bran- 
deis Trustee  and 
President  Emeritus 
of  Queens  College, 
by  the  University  of 

Dr.  Klapper  has  been  named  to  the 
William  Rainey  Harper  professorship  for 
his  study  of  University  of  Chicago  under- 
graduate teaching  methods  and  his  direc- 
tion of  a  movie  based  on  the  subject. 

The  newly  established  professorship, 
named  for  Chicago's  first  president,  is 
given  persons  "who  have  achieved  dis- 
tinction in  teaching  and  in  reflection  upon 
the  problems  of  undergraduate  education." 

Paul  Klapper 



Mark  Werman, 
noted  insurance 
man,  has  been  el- 
ected to  succeed 
Adolph  Ullman  as 
Chairman  of  The 
Friends  of  The 
School  of  Music,  it 
was  announced  by 
President  Sachar.  Mr. 
Honorary  Chairman. 

Mr.  Werman  was 
University  and  the 
servatory    of    Music. 

Mark    Werman 

Ullman  will  serve  as 

educated  at  Harvard 
New    England    Con- 
He    has    long    been 

associated  with  musical  activities  and  is 
a  member  of  The  Friends  of  the  Boston 
Symphony  Orchestra. 

Mr.  Ullman,  prominent  Boston  busi- 
nessman, founded  the  Friends  of  The 
School  of  Music  and  served  as  Chairman 
since  the  group's  inception  more  than  a 
year  ago.  He  has  been  active  in  music 
circles  in  Greater  Boston  for  many  years. 

The  Friends  of  the  School  of  Music  is 
an  organization  of  music  lovers  who  work 
with  Brandeis  University  officials  for  the 
establishment  at  Brandeis  of  a  School  of 
Music  and  who  have  sponsored  numerous 
musical  events  at  the  University. 

PRESENTATION  OF  TROPHIES  for  the  best  hackfield  and  line  performances  of  the 
season  highlighted  the  close  of  the  19^0  football  program.  Coach  Benny  Friedman,  left, 
made  the  presentations  at  the  first  athletic  banquet  to  Ed  Manganiello  '34  for  his  superb 
line  play  and  to  quarterback  Dick  Cunningham  '54  for  his  outstanding  job  in  the  hackfield. 
ffneph  Linsey,  right.  Chairman  of  the  Brandeis  Athletic  Association,  was  featured  speaker. 



Two  Chicago  women's  organizations 
lave  provided  funds  for  the  expansion  of 
he  University  Library.  Members  of  the 
Vlusarts  Club,  a  group  of  women  devoted 
o  furthering  the  arts,  have  made  available 
t  gift  to  form  the  basis  of  a  Drama  Library 
it  Brandeis.  The  Musarts  Club  will  supplc- 
nent  this  initial  gift  with  additional  con- 
ributions  to  the  Drama  Library  which 
he  group  has  created.  Mrs.  Louis  M. 
Jrown  is  Philanthropic  Chairman  of  the 

The  Greater  Chicago  Alurnnae  Chapter 
)f  Alpha  Epsilon  Phi,  National  Collegiate 
Jorority  has  adopted  for  its  project  aid 
:or  the  growth  of  the  psychology  library 
It  Brandeis.  The  project  is  under  the 
eadership  of  Mrs.  Maurice  Mandel,  of  the  Chicago  Chapter  of  the 
SJational  Women's  Committee. 


Saul  Fechtor,  prominent  community 
eader  and  President  of  the  Kingston 
Clothing  Company  of  Boston,  has  created 
[he  Saul  and  Sarah  Fechtor  Scholarship 
Fund  at  Brandeis,  it  has  been  announced 
5y  Morris  Shapiro,  member  of  the  Bran- 
deis Board  of  Trustees  and  Chairman  of 
:he  Board  Scholarship  Committee. 

At  a  recent  testimonial  dinner  honoring 
lis  50th  birthday,  Mr.  Fechtor  was  pre- 
sented with  a  check  in  recognition  of  his 
Dutstanding  communal  activities.  A  mem- 
ber of  the  Brandeis  University  Associates 
md  a  firm  supporter  of  education,  Mr. 
Fechtor  increased  the  amount  of  the  check 
ind  turned  it  over  to  Brandeis. 

Mr.  Fechtor  attended  both  Northeastern 
ind  Boston  Universities  but  because  of 
financial  circumstances  was  unable  to  pur- 
sue his  studies  to  graduation.  Aware  of 
the  financial  obstacles  to  a  college  educa- 
tion, he  has  created  the  Fechtor  Scholar- 
ship  Fund    to   aid   deserving  students. 

Long  active  in  the  Greater  Boston  com- 
munity, Mr.  Fechtor  is  a  Trustee  of  the 
Combined  Jewish  Appeal,  the  Associated 
Jewish  Philanthropies  and  the  Beth  Israel 




Cleveland  community  leaders  assembled 
on  November  21  to  launch  the  Cleveland 
Chapter  of  the  Brandeis  University  Asso- 
ciates at  a  dinner  meeting  held  at  the  Oak- 
wood  Club.  The  Cleveland  Chapter  joins 
with  its  brother  groups  across  the  country 
who  support  the  University  as  "foster" 

Highlighting  the  dinner  meeting  were 
addresses  by  President  Sachar  and  Benny 
Friedman,  Athletic  Director.  Coach  Fried- 
man this  fall  fielded  a  freshman  football 
squad  which  scored  four  victories  and 
suffered  two  defeats  in  the  University's 
first  intercollegiate  competition. 

Co-chairmen  of  the  meeting  were  Al- 
fred A.  Benesch,  Eugene  Freedheim,  Max 
Freedman,  Eugene  H.  Goodman,  Samuel 
Horwitz,  Nathan  Loeser,  A.  M.  Luntz 
and  Leonard  Ratner.  They  were  assisted 
by  more  than  60  men  who  served  on  the 



One  hundred  leading  citizens  of  Bridge- 
port, Conn.,  were  guests  of  Philip  Carlson 
at  the  first  dinner  meeting  held  in  that 
community  on  behalf  of  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity on  November  21.  Board  President 
George  Alpert,  guest  speaker  at  the  meet- 
ing, told  the  group  that  "although  indivi- 
dual Jews  have  made  generous  gifts  to 
existing  centers  of  learning,  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity is  the  first  non-sectarian  university 
which  is  the  corporate  responsibility  of  the 
Jewish  community.  " 

Assisting  Mr.  Carlson  on  the  meeting 
committee  were  Dr.  Max  Alpert,  Walter 
Breslav,  William  Carlson,  Sam  Engelman, 
Sam  Friedman,  Harry  A.  Goldstein,  Robert 
Hirsch,  Jacob  Kunin,  Sam  Kunin,  Law- 
rence Lesser,  Robert  Lesser,  Harry  Leven- 
thal,  Sigmund  Miller,  Gustave  Rosen, 
Philip  Sagarin,  Isaac  E.  Schine,  Nathan 
H.  Schine  and  Joseph  Spector. 

In  an  impressive  show  of  support  for 
Brandeis,  200  key  Chicago  community 
leaders  pledged  $163,000  at  a  dmner 
meeting,  the  first  to  be  held  in  the  inter- 
ests of  the  University  in  the  Windy  City. 
President  Sachar  was  the  featured  speaker 
at  the  gathering  at  which  Philip  Klutznick 
presided.  The  meeting  took  place  on  De- 
cember 6  at  the  Palmer  House. 

Co-chairmen  of  the  Committee  were 
Samuel  W.  Banovitz,  Henry  Crown,  John 
J.  Mack  and  Morton  Weinress.  Associate 
chairmen  were  Abel  Berland,  Harry 
Joseph,  Joseph  Schatz  and  Saul  Weinress. 

Serving  on  the  Committee  were  Alfred 
Benesch,  Milton  Callner,  Marvin  H.  Cole- 
man, Lester  Crown,  Nathan  Cummings, 
Julius  Kelly  Don,  Edwin  W.  Eisendrath, 
Benjamin  Fohrman,  William  J.  Friedman, 
Gerald  Gidwitz,  James  H.  Goodwin,  Har- 
old Green,  Jules  Green,  Michael  Hammer, 
Mrs.  Walter  Heller,  Walter  Heller,  Luis 
Kutner,  Philip  Klutznick,  Mrs.  Harold 
Lachman,  Joseph  Makler,  Mrs.  Maurice 
Mandel,  Max  W.  Petaque,  Sidney  R. 
Robinson,  Orville  Rosen,  Arthur  Rubloff, 
Sanford  Ruttenberg,  Edgar  Schoen,  Nath- 
an Schwartz,  Saul  S.  Sherman,  Alfred  W. 
Stern,  Mrs.  Morton  Weinress  and  Max  E. 

GREATER  BOSTON  WOMEN  he.ird  ■uuliy 
member  Mjne  Syrk/ii  (lejl)  speuk  uii  Your 
School.  Your  Children"  at  a  Noiemher  14 
meeting  ivhich  sparked  the  Chapter' i  member- 
ship drive.  Mrs.  Irving  Abrams  (right)  is  Presi- 
dent of  the  Chapter  which  culminated  its 
campaign  with  more  that  20  teas  throughout 
the    city    oil    December    14. 


The  1951  Brandeis  Engagement  Calen- 
dar illustrated  with  53  full-page  photo- 
graphs picturing  student,  faculty  and  cam- 
3US  has  just  been  published  and  is  avail- 
ible  at  $1.00  per  copy  upon  request  to 
:he  Brandeis  Campus  Store. 

The  Brandeis  Calendar,  which  is  the 
first  to  be  published  in  the  University's 
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Lere  in  photographs  is  a  record  of  the  week  of  October 
30,  a  pictorial  agenda  illustrating  the  variety  of  events 
sponsored  by  and  for  the  University  and  typical  of  virtually 
any  week  in  the  University's  calendar  of  activities. 

Brandeis  people  were  in  all  parts  of  the  country  during 
that  week  —  President  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  George 
Alpert  was  in  California  making  new  friends  for  Brandeis. 
Inspired  by  his  recount  of  the  University's  history  and 
plans,  Los  Angeles  leaders  contributed  $50,000  for  the  sup- 
port of  Brandeis. 

Later  in  the  week  Dr.  Sachar  was  greeted  in  Ohio  and  then 
in  Florida.  Director  of  Athletics  Benny  Friedman  and  faculty 
member  Marie  Syrkin  spoke  in  Chicago  and  Instructor 
Thomas  Savage  addressed  a  group  in  Hartford. 

On  the  campus  the  student  body  was  preparing  for  its 
final  football  game  with  Boston  University,  The  New  Eng- 
land College  English  Association  held  its  annual  confer- 
ence with  Thornton  Wilder,  Bernard  De  Voto  and  Crane 
Brinton  on  hand,  and  the  University's  philosophy  depart- 
ment sponsored  a  two-day  commemoration  of  the  300th 
anniversary  of  the  death  of  Rene  Descartes. 

That  was  Brandeis  during  the  week  of  October  30  —  it 
could  have  been  any  week. 

were,  left  to  right,  (seated)  President  Sachar;  Dr.  Rosemary  Park, 
President,  Connecticut  College  for  Women;  Dr.  Morse  Allen,  of 
Trinity  College,  President  of  the  Association;  (standing)  Bernord  De 
Voto,  Editor  of  "The  Easy  Chair",  Harper's  Magazine;  Dr.  Osborne 
Earle,  Assistant  Professor  of  English  at  Brandeis  and  Chairman  of 
the  Conference  Program  Committee;  and  Crane  Brinton,  Professor 
of  History,   Harvard  University. 

SADIE  HAWKINS  DAY  DANCE  v/as  held  by  stu- 
dents in  the  Usen  Commons  Room  following  the 
final  football  game  of  the  season  with  Boston 
University.  Students  dressed  "Dogpatch"  style, 
awarded  prizes  for  the  best  costumes,  sang  hill- 
billy   songs. 





Brandels  —  19'  0 I 

In  retrospecf 2 

Brandeis  and  the  military  crisis 4 

pioneer  publications 6 

cross-country  tour 7 

our  acquisitions  in  art 8 

the  athletic  association 10 

Vol.  I,  No.  6     Feb.  25,    1951 

Official  Publication  of  Bran- 
deis University  published  13 
times  during  year  (once  in 
the  months  of  September, 
October,  November,  March, 
June,  July  and  August; 
twice  in  the  months  of  De- 
cember, February,  and  May) 
at  Brandeis  University,  415 
South  Street,  Waltham  54, 
Mass.  Entered  as  second 
class  matter  at  the  Post 
Office  in  Boston,  Mass. 

Ino    Curelop,    Editor 

Art  work  and  cover  design 
by  Donis  Asnin;  campus 
photographs  by  Ralph  Nor- 

teaching  the  sciences 


the  dinnensions  of  a  liberal  education 12 

the  story  of  castle  B-503 14 

scholarships 16 




On    the    cover:   S+udenfs   gather   around    Ludwig    Lewisohn,    Professor   of   Comparative 
Literature,  for  an  infornnal  discussion  before  the  fire  in  the  Connmons  Room  of  Smith  Hall. 

Brandeis-  1950 

The  University's  major  1950 
announcement  was  the 
adoption  of  the  $22,000,- 
000,  10-year  Saarinen  Mas- 
ter Plan  (top).  Another 
significant  event  was  the 
dedication  of  Nathan  Sei- 
fer  Hall.  One  of  the  sym- 
bolic sculptured  plaques 
especially  designed  for  the 
Hall  is  reproduced  in  the 
circle.  (Below,  right)  In 
the  newly-dedicated  Usen 
Commons  Room  students 
entertain  each  other.  The 
plaque  in  the  background 
commemorates  the  Usen 
benefaction.  Brandeis  stu- 
dent spirit  reached  a  peak 
with  "Boost  Brandeis 
Week"    (bottom,   left). 


i?  ^ 

in  retrospect... 

.  .  .  1950  was  a  year  crowded  with  growth  and  innovation  in  every  phase  of  the 
University's  development.  In  long-range  terms  the  most  Important  project  yet 
launched  at  Brandels  —  the  10-year  Saarinen  Master  Plan  —  was  announced 
officially  early  in  the  year,  and  construction  of  several  buildings  envisioned  In 
the  plan  was  begun  soon  afterward  ....  October  saw  the  completion  of  the 
Ridgewood  Quadrangle,  now  in  use  as  men's  dormitories,  and  Sydeman  Hail, 
housing  supplementary  science  laboratories  and  classrooms  ....  Meanwhile, 
on  the  27-acre  Memphis  Tract  construction  was  proceeding  on  the  Abraham 
Marcus  Athletic  Field  ....  Judge  Joseph  M.  Proskauer  and  Mrs.  Adele  Rosen- 
wald  Levy  were  named  Trustees  and  Senator  hHerbert  hH.  Lehman  and  Mr.  Frank 
L.  Well  were  chosen  hHonorary  Chairman  and  Chairman,  respectively,  of  the 
Board  of  Fellows.  Milton  Kahn  was  appointed  National  Chairman  of  the  Bran- 
dels  Associates  ....  Seventeen  new  faculty  members,  Including  Dr.  Albert 
Guerard,  Dr.  Robert  A.  Thornton,  Miss  Marie  Syrkin,  Dr.  Svend  Laursen,  Mr. 
Irving  Fine  and  Dr.  Saul  Cohen,  augmented  the  Brandels  teaching  staff  ....  In 
September,  240  incoming  freshmen  brought  the  student  body  to  470  .... 
Among  them  were  the  members  of  Coach  Benny  Friedman's  first  Brandels  foot- 
ball sguad  which  launched  Intercollegiate  athletic  competition  on  the  freshman 
level  for  the  University  ....  the  frosh  "Judges"  won  wide  acclaim  by  winning 
four  out  of  six  encounters,  including  a  choice  triumph  over  hlarvard  ....  Also  in 
action  were  freshman  soccer  and  basketball  teams  ....  The  University  con- 
tributed to  the  cultural  life  of  the  Greater  Boston  area  with  its  Adult  Education 
programs  and  with  a  commemoration  of  the  death  of  Rene  Descartes,  a  music 
festival  honoring  Albert  Schweitzer,  and  a  Bach  Festival  ....  Brandels  was  host 
to  the  Fall  Conference  of  the  New  England  College  English  Association  and  in 
May  celebrated  its  Second  Annual  Convocation,  highlighted  by  the  address 
of  Mrs.  Eleanor  Roosevelt  ....  Extraordinary  growth  in  membership  and 
scope  of  activities  were  noted  by  the  Brandels  Associates,  the  National  Wom- 
en's Committee,  and  the  Friends  of  the  School  of  Music  ....  The  development 
of  these  Brandels  "foster  alumni"  groups  paralleled  the  advances  made  within 
the  University  Itself  ....  Many  gifts  received  during  the  year  accounted  for 
other  developments  ....  The  Usen  Commons  Room,  Breltman  Physics  Labo- 
ratory, Falk  Nuclear  Physics  Laboratory,  Richard  Cohn  Chemistry  Laboratory, 
Fell  hJealth  Office,  Shapiro  Athletic  Center,  and  Sydeman  hiall  all  were  the 
result  of  benefactions  received  in  1950  ....  The  Tuch  Chair  In  hiebrew  Litera- 
ture and  Ethics,  the  Aronstam  Chair  In  Chemistry,  ihe  four  Stonehill  Teaching 
Fellowships,  the  William  C.  Whitney  Foundation  Grant  were  also  added,  and 
22  scholarship  funds  Including  16  which  provide  for  a  total  of  21  full  tuition 
scholarships  were  established  during  the  year  ....  The  largest  single  contribu- 
tion was  received  from  Israel  Rogosin  who  provided  his  second  $100,000  gift 
....  The  University  Library  was  the  recipient  of  many  outstanding  gifts  in- 
cluding the  Blumberg  Mathematics  Collection,  the  Cuppy,  Hill- 
quit  and  Manishen  libraries,  the  Weil  first  editions  and  the 
Jacob  White  Fund.  The  gratifying  development  within  every 
sphere  of  endeavor  in    1950  augurs  well  for  the  coming  years. 

J^%tiM    .^*S*-       1 

(Top  to  bottom)  More  than 
6,000  people  convened  on  the 
campus  in  May  to  participate 
in  the  University's  Second 
Annual  Convocation  and  hear 
featured  speaker  Eleanor 
Roosevelt.  The  Ground-break- 
ing Ceremony  for  the  Abra- 
ham Marcus  Playing  Field 
took  place  with  Board  Presi- 
dent George  Alpert  and  Trus- 
tees Morris  S.  Shapiro,  Jacob 
Shapiro,  Dudley  Kimball  and 
Coach  Benny  Friedman  look- 
ing on  as  Joseph  Linsey,  Ath- 
letic Association  Chairman, 
officiated.  In  the  fall,  con- 
struction of  Sydeman  Hall, 
underwritten  by  funds  from 
the  estate  of  the  late  William 
Sydeman,  was  completed.  The 
University  launched  its  inter- 
collegiate athletic  program 
with  Coach  Friedman's  fresh- 
man football  squad.  By  Octo- 
ber, construction  was  also 
completed  on  the  Saarinen- 
designed  Ridgewood  Apart- 
ments serving  as  men's  dormi- 
tories and  comprising  the 
Ridgewood   Quadrangle. 

In  a  specially-called 
student  convocation 
Dr.  Sochar  candidly 
discussed  the  possi- 
ble repercussions  on 
campus  of  the  na- 
tional state  of  emer- 
gency, and  exhorted 
students  to  continue 
planning   careers. 

Brandeis  and  the 

President   Sachar 

The  international  crisis  has  produced  a 
state  of  emergency  within  the  nation  which 
has  already  had  its  impact  upon  every  phase 
of  our  society.  It  is  inevitable  that  each  of 
us  should  attempt  to  assay  the  probable  im- 
pact upon  the  institutions  and  activities  in 
which  we  are  integrally  involved. 

Of  course  there  are  defeatists  who  feel 
that  there  is  little  point  in  making  such  ap- 
praisals, hiaving  swooned  into  despair,  they 
conclude  that  nothing  matters  now.  Such 
Cassandras  are  the  weak  links  in  our  democra- 
tic society,  dangerous  to  themselves  and  a  menace  to  the  survival  of  a 
free  world.  Our  enemies  want  nothing  better  than  to  sap  our  confidence  in 
the  validity  of  our  democratic  heritage  and  in  our  capacity  to  face  the 
challenges  of  today  and  tomorrow.  It  is  our  obligation  to  prepare  for  all 
the  exceptional  demands  of  a  period  of  emergency  re-armament.  But  it 
is  also  our  obligation  to  prepare  for  the  long-term  affirmative  needs  of 
normal  democratic  living.  It  Is  in  this  framework  that  I  wish  to  consider 
the  questions  most  frequently  posed  by  our  friends.  I  shall  try  to  deal 
with  them  frankly  and  realistically. 

Can  Brandeis  survive  during  a  war  period? 

Brandeis  is  in  a  far  better  position  to  face  a  critical  period  than  the 
majority  of  American  colleges  and  universities.  Our  disadvantages  during 
normal  times  become  elements  of  strength  during  a  crisis.  The  school  Is 
new  and  extremely  flexible.  It  Is  possible  to  adjust  curriculum,  faculty, 
physical  facilities  and  plans  with  a  minimum  of  dislocation.  In  truth,  be- 
cause Brandeis  is  In-being,  or  better  still.  In  process-of-becoming,  it  can 
react  with  boldness  and  imagination. 

How  will  the  draft  affect  enrollment  at  Brandeis? 

The  major  consequences  of  the  draft  will  be  experienced  by  all-male 
colleges  and  by  the  large-size  universities.  Small,  co-educational  Institu- 
tions such  as  Brandeis  will  not  be  jeopardized.  Depending  upon  the  nature 
of  the  final  draft  law  enacted  by  Congress,  it  is  probable  that  the 
Brandeis  student  body  will  shift  in  its  proportions  and  register  many  more 
women  than  men,  during  the  transition  to  a  war  basis.  Applications  for 
the  coming  academic  year  have  run  far  ahead  of  the  numbers  of  previous 
years.  It  can  therefore  be  said,  with  a  high  degree  of  certainty,  that 
Brandeis  enrollment  in  the  foreseeable  future  will  continue  to  expand  at 
its  normal  pace. 
Will  Brandeis  facilities  and  personnel  be  utilized  in  the  preparedness  effort? 

If  they  can  be  of  use  to  the  nation,  they  will  be  made  available.  At 
present,   no  branch  of  the  armed  services  has  announced  any  program 

•  .  r-\njT>r 

military  crisis 

by  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar 

comparable  to  the  A.S.T.P.  of  World  War  II. 
If  emergency  programs  similar  to  those 
devised  for  college  campuses  in  World  War  II 
are  launched  again,  Brandeis  will  offer  its  full 
cooperation  and  participation. 

Is  the  curriculum  to  be  altered? 

There  is  no  plan  at  the  present  writing  for 
any  major  revisions  in  the  Brandeis  curriculum. 
It  was  devised  to  prepare  young  men  and 
women  for  full-orbed,  constructive  lives.  There 
is  even  greater  need  today  to  make  sure  of 
a  continuous  pool  of  mature  and  well-trained 
leaders.  It  is  quite  logical,  however,  to  expect 
that  a  prolonged  state  of  emergency  will  in- 
fluence the  interests  of  students  and  con- 
sequently require  shifts  in  emphasis  from  one 
field  to  another,  for  example,  from  the  fine 
arts  and  humanities  to  the  sciences  and  the 
social  sciences. 

Does  the  University  contemplate 
an  accelerated  program? 

This  question  can  be  answered  only  after  an 
examination  of  the  full  effects  of  projected 
draft  legislation.  The  experience  of  the  major 
colleges  and  universities  demonstrated  that 
there  was  very  little  integrity  in  the  acceler- 
ated programs  of  World  War  II.  There  was  too 
much  strain  and  pressure,  too  little  permanent 
impact.  hHowever,  if  circumstances  compel 
some  form  of  acceleration,  Brandeis  will  follow 
the  practice  of  similar  institutions  even  though 
It  will  do  so  reluctantly. 

Will  the   Brandeis  program  of  physical 
expansion  continue? 

It  will  follow  the  time-table  of  the  Master 
Plan  until  such  time  as  national  needs  compel 
curtailment.  During  the  calendar  year  1950, 
the  University  completed  the  construction  of 
six  new  buildings  and  has  begun  the  develop- 
ment of  the  Abraham  Marcus  Athletic  Field. 

The  buildings  included  Sydeman  \-\a\\,  a  class- 
room building  for  the  sciences,  and  the  five 
Saarlnen-deslgned  dormitories  comprising  the 
Ridgewood  Quadrangle.  At  a  recent  meeting 
of  the  Board  of  Trustees,  it  was  unanimously 
voted  to  adopt  the  report  of  Meyer  Jaffe, 
speaking  for  the  Building  Committee,  which 
called  for  a  capital  expansion  expenditure  of 
nearly  one  million  dollars  during  the  first  six 
months  of  1951.  Architects'  plans  are  now  be- 
ing rushed  for  a  new  grouping  of  dormitories, 
a  Social  Union  building,  an  additional  class- 
room building,  and  the  Abraham  Shapiro  Ath- 
letic Center.  Such  action  not  only  assures  the 
strengthening  of  the  physical  facilities  of  the 
University,  but  represents  an  act  of  faith,  a  re- 
affirmation of  the  determination  of  the  Trus- 
tees to  treat  obstacles  as  a  springboard  of 

One  other  thought  may  be  added,  not  to 
answer  any  specific  question  but  rather  to 
point  up  the  climate  in  which  all  questions  are 
considered  at  the  University. 

Because  of  Russian  aggression,  it  has  be- 
come essential  to  prepare  for  possibilities  of 
danger  that  stagger  the  imagination.  It  is 
equally  essential  to  live  for  the  fulfillment  of 
every  creative  hope.  There  is  an  obligation  to 
marshal  our  national  resources,  to  apply  our 
manpower  and  our  productive  capacity  so  that 
our  strength  will  deter  our  enemies,  or,  failing 
this,  will  be  adequate  to  meet  any  assault. 

But  when  the  sacrifices  have  been  made,  it 
is  the  obligation  of  every  element  In  society 
to  live  as  normally  as  possible  within  the  frame- 
work of  assigned  responsibilities.  Students 
must  go  on  with  their  regular  studies.  They 
must  do  each  day's  job  as  best  they  can.  Their 
finest  contribution  for  ultimate  usefulness  is  to 
avoid  paralysis  of  will  because  of  the  present 
anxiety.  Both  as  a  long-term  philosophy  of 
life  and  as  a  strategy  for  the  imme- 
diate crisis,  it  Is  best  to  prepare  for 
the  worst,  but  to  live  for  the  best. 

The  Justice  staff  at  work: 
Ruth  Abrams,  New 
Rochelle,  Ruth  Cohen, 
Brooklyn,  N.Y.,  Burton 
Berinsky,  Dorchester 
Mass.,  Carl  Werner 
Brookllne,  Mass.,  and  Da 
vid  Van  Praagh,  Gaffney 
S.C.  Below,  the  Year 
book's  Editor-in-Chief 
Jason  Aronson,  Revere 
Mass.,  and  an  illustration 
from  the  Turret. 

pioneer  publications 

One  of  the  most  significant  phases  of  Brandeis  undergraduate  activity  has 
been  the  creation  and  development  of  three  publications,  separately  main- 
tained by  staffs  comprised  of  members  of  all  three  classes  and  unified  in  their 
adherence  to  the  best  standards  of  creative  writing,  reporting  and  reviewing. 
The  bi-weekly  newspaper,  The  Justice,  was  the  students'  first  publishing 
venture.  Begun  as  a  monthly  news  organ  by  a  handful  of  freshmen  in  1948, 
The  justice  has  kept  pace  with  the  expansion  of  the  University.  The  present 
staff  of  30  puts  out  the  four-page  tabloid-size  paper  under  the  Co-Editorship 
of  David  Van  Praagh,  Gaffney,  S.  C,  and  Carl  Werner,  Brookline,  Mass. 

The  literary  periodical,  the  Turret,  is  also  in  its 
third  year  of  publication.  The  staff,  headed  by 
Lora  S.  Levy,  Boston,  Mass.,  selects,  edits  and 
processes  the  short  stories,  poems  and  articles 
which  comprise  the  contents  of  each  issue. 
Thomas  Savage,  author  and  instructor  in  English, 
is  faculty  advisor  to  the  Turret. 

The  prospective  senior  class  is  eagerly  antic- 
ipating the  completion  of  its  most  ambitious 
publishing  enterprise  which  will  be  a  review  of 
the  Brandeis  "pilot"  class  and  the  University's 
first  four  years.  Jason  Aronson,  Revere,  Mass., 
is  Editor  of  the  Yearbook  which  will  make  its  ini- 
tial appearance  in  1952  when  the  University's 
first  Commencement  Exercises  take  place.  It  Is 
the  goal  of  the  staff  to  make  the  Yearbook 
worthy  of  being  called  "another  Brandeis  first" 
and  to  establish  precedent  for  succeeding  classes. 

cross-country  ,  tour 

by  George  Alpert 

President  of  the  Board  of  Trustees 

Eighteen  months  ago  when  we  first  undertook 
to  tell  the  story  of  Brandels  University  to  groups 
in  distant  parts  of  the  country,  my  feelings  were 
much  like  those  harbored,  I  imagine,  by  the  an- 
cient explorers  as  they  set  out  on  their  voyages 
across  the  uncharted  seas.  What  would  be  the 
difficulties  encountered?  What  opportunities 
presented?  And  what,  finally,  would  be  the 
fruits  of  such  arduous  efforts? 

Prior  to  that  time  the  endeavor  to  secure 
support  for  the  University  had  been  fairly 
closely  confined  to  New  England  where,  by  their 
relative  proximity  to  the  campus,  people  had 
become  familiar  with  the  concept  underlying 
the  development  of  Brandeis  and  with  the 
record  it  was  achieving.  On  the  other  hand, 
people  in  sections  of  the  country  more  remote 
from  the  University  knew  little  about  its  ac- 
complishments and  purposes. 

Accordingly,  itineraries  were  planned  for 
trips  from  "the  rockbound  coast  of  Maine  to 
the  sunny  shores  of  California"  —  trips  which 
were  to  bring  the  exciting  story  of  Brandeis  into 
many  of  the  great  communities  in  this  land.  The 
list  of  cities  compiled  for  my  excursions  read 
like  a  railroad  schedule  covering  Albany,  Louis- 
ville, Cincinnati,  Toledo,  Kansas  City,  Chicago, 
Detroit,  St.  Louis,  Baltimore,  Washington,  D.  C., 
Atlanta,  Memphis,  Los  Angeles,  San  Francisco 
and  compass  points  between. 

I  found  the  Jewish  people  in  all  these  cities 
to  be  generous,  interested,  and  warmly  respon- 
sive to  the  story  of  this  pioneering  contribution 
by  American  Jewry  to  higher  education  in  our 
country.  I  found  them  anxious  about  the  success 
of  the   undertaking   but  certain   beyond  doubt 
of  its  inestimable  value  and  proud  be- 
yond measure  of  what  the  University 
has  already  accomplished.  And  I  found 
them  ready  and  willing  to  demonstrate 
iheir   faith    in    the    ideals    and   values 
upon   which    Brandeis    University   was 

I    had    entertained    many    a    doubt 
concerning  the  ability  of  these  com- 

munities, already 
burdened  by  the 
demands  of  other 
worthy  appeals 
for  support,  to 
give  sufficiently 
of  their  effort 
and  resources  In 
order  that  the  University  might  receive  the  wide 
and  solid  support  so  urgently  needed. 

But  my  doubts  and  trepidations  were  rapidly 
dispelled.  I  found,  to  the  great  gratification  of 
everyone  connected  with  the  founding  of  Bran- 
deis, that  American  Jewry  can  be  counted  on 
to  display  unbounded  generosity  and  devotion 
to  a  cause  which  Is  close  to  their  hearts.  In  all  my 
travels  I  never  once  heard  a  voice  raised  in 
reluctance  to  undertake  this  extra  burden. 
Never  did  I  have  to  "sell"  Brandeis  to  evoke 
interest.  All  I  had  to  do  was  to  lay  the  problem 
squarely  in  front  of  them  without  dross  or  gloss 
—  the  will  to  help  was  already  there. 

In  the  course  of  my  travels  there  occurred 
many  outstanding  and  gratifying  manifestations 
of  friendship  for  Brandeis.  I  wish  that  space  per- 
mitted my  mention  of  every  heartwarming  ex- 
perience and  all  the  equally  stirring  demonstra- 
tions of  enthusiasm  for  Brandeis  which  I  met 
during  my  peregrinations  on  behalf  of  the 

But  perhaps  the  most  heartening  experience 
of  all  has  been  the  unanimous  loyalty  of  the  men 
and  women  who  have  formed  and  joined  chap- 
ters of  the  Brandeis  Associates  and  of  the 
National  Women's  Committee  of  Brandeis 
throughout  the  country. 

I  shall  consider  my  mission  accom- 
plished If  for  every  mile  I  traveled 
during  the  past  year  and  a  half  the 
University  can  secure  a  member  of 
the  Associates  and  a  member  of  the 
Women's  Committee.  If  that  objec- 
tive can  be  attained  —  and  I  have 
every  confidence  that  It  can  —  my 
odyssey    will    have    been    well    made. 

our    acquisitions 

by  Marvin  Small 

I.  Rice  Pereira  is  a  native  of  Boston 
now  working  in  England.  Her  paintings 
hang     in     Annerica's     leading     museunns. 

Philip  Evergood  paints  sharply 
satiric  representations.  Here  "The 
Senators"  is  reproduced. 

Tolstoy  has  said  that  "art  is  a  human 
activity  having  for  its  purpose  the  transnnis- 
sion  to  others  of  the  highest  and  best  feel- 
ings to  which  nnen  have  risen."  The  art 
of  any  era  has  always  been  a  key  synnbol 
of  the  cultural  climate  of  the  society  which 
produced  the  artist  and  of  the  intellectual 
and  emotional  levels  of  that  society. 

In  undertaking  the  collection  of  paintings 
and  other  objects  of  art,  the  University  is 
building  a  reservoir  of  contemporary  crea- 
tive endeavor.  This  collection  will  not  only 
represent  the  currents  of  thought  and  ex- 
pression which  characterize  twentieth  cen- 
tury civilization,  but  will  also  embody  the 
personality  and  sensitivity  of  some  of  the 
foremost  artists  of  the  day. 

Cognizant  of  the  significance  of  art,  the 
Brandeis  Art  Collection  Committee  has 
gathered  a  nucleus  to  serve  both  as  a  source 
of  study  and  inspiration  to  undergraduates 
and  as  a  contribution  to  the  cultural  life  of 
the  community. 

Though  to  date  the  collection  is  predomi- 
nantly drawn  from  the  works  of  contem- 
porary artists,  It  Is  hoped  that  a  balance 
between  the  modern  and  the  classic,  the 
advance  guard  and  the  traditional,  will  de- 
velop so  that  students  of  art  and  art  lovers 
may   become   familiar  with   representations 

Milton  Avery  paints  softly  and  simply, 
often  with  a  deep  undercurrent  of 

in  art 

The  paintings  repro- 
duced liere  are  rep- 
resentative of  the 
woric  of  our  fore- 
most artists  and  sev- 
eral of  them  are  on 
view  in  the  Usen 
Commons  Room. 
Marvin  Small,  New 
York,  is  Chairman  of 
the  Brandeis  Art 
Collection  Committee. 

from  every  major  period  and  phase 
of  the  visual  arts.  The  Collection 
•will  figure  strongly  in  the  curriculum 
of  the  Creative  Arts  Center  for 
those  students  who  are  preparing 
for  a  career  In  the  arts. 

The    University's   Art  Collection 
now  numbers  close  to  three  hundred 
paintings  and  sculptures.  It  includes 
the  paintings  reproduced  on  these 
pages   and   others    by   such    noted 
artists     as     George     Grosz,     Martin     Friedman, 
Tchackbasov,   and   Gwathmey.  They   have   been 
donated    by   the   artists,    by   prominent  art   col- 
lectors,   or   acquired   through    funds   specifically 
designated  for  the  enlargement  of  the  Collection. 
Two  such  gifts  have  been  the  Louis  Schapiro  Mod- 
ern Art  Collection  and  the  Lena   Seitlen   Fund. 

In  enhancing  the  walls  of  present  and  future 
buildings,  the  paintings  will  serve  as  adornment 
and  will  also  fulfill  the  more  far-reaching  purpose 
of  furthering  the  knowledge  and  appreciation  of 
art,  for  by  their  presence  at  the  University  they 
will  stimulate  pleasure  in  sensitively  created 
works  of  art.  The  Art  Collection  Committee 
anticipates  the  time  when  the  University  will  have 
established  Its  reputation  as  a  repository  of  some 
of  the  highest  artistic  achievements  of  man  and 
as  a  medium  for  the  extension  of  that  achieve- 
ment to  the  community  and  to  the  nation. 

Noted  art  collector  and  publisher 
Harry  N.  Abrams  donated  this 
painting   by  Ferdinand   Leger. 

A  landscape  by  Stuart  Davis,  who  Is 
recognized  as  one  of  the  nation's  most 
distinguished  artists. 


athletic  association 

by  Joseph  Linsey,  Chairman 

The  past  few  months  have  seen  the  initiation  of  another  Brandels  "team  of 
destiny",  for  in  basketball,  too,  we  have  entered  the  field  of  Intercollegiate 
competition.  On  the  basketball  court,  as  on  the  football  field,  we  are  meeting 
the  challenge  of  our  hloly  Cross,  Dartmouth,  West  Point,  and  hiarvard  oppo- 
nents. In  the  typically  American  tradition  of  fair  team  play  and  healthy  com- 
petition, athletic  activities  at  the  University  are  off  to  a  good  start. 

This  fine  beginning  has  been  given  impetus  by  the  united  action  and  co- 
operation of  a  group  of  men  who,  with  foresight  and  spirit,  have  dedicated 
themselves  to  promoting  the  Brandels  ideals  on  the  athletic  field.  Working  in 
conjunction  with  Benny  Friedman,  our  able  Director  of  University  Athletics,  this 
nucleus  of  men  forms  the  basis  of  the  Brandels  University  Athletic  Association. 

Within  a  short  time  we  shall  break  ground  for  the  Abraham  Shapiro  Ath- 
etic  Center  which  will  accommodate  the  athletic  activities  of  our  student  popu- 
ation,  and  we  look  forward  to  the  dedication  of  the  Abraham  Marcus  Playing 
Field  this  spring.  This  winter  we  are  extending  our  activities  io  New  York,  where 
we  expect  to  unfold  the  Brandels  story  to  new  friends  of  the  University.  The 
enthusiasm  and  vigor  of  our  group  is  sure  to  spread  across  the  count'-y,  for  we 
have  the  utmost  confidence  in  our  objective. 

It  is  the  fervent  desire  of  all  of  us  connected 
with  the  organization  to  provide  the  opportunity 
for  the  complete  development  of  the  Individual 
student,  not  only  on  the  Intellectual,  cultural 
and  social  levels,  but  on  the  physical  as  well. 
Soundness  of  mind  and  body — achieved  only 
through  a  well-rounded  educational  program — 
are  the  true  characteristics  of  responsible,  ma- 
ture citizens,  able  and  willing  to  assume  their 
duties  In  a  democratic  world. 

Brandels  vs.   Harvard 

Brandeis  vs.  West   Point 


teaching   the   sciences 

by  Dr.  Robert  A.  Thornton 

Dr.  Thornton,  Lecturer  in 
Physics  at  Brandeis,  and 
former  Professor  of  Physi- 
cal Sciences  at  the  Univer- 
sity of  Chicago,  has  suc- 
cessfully combined  a  career 
in  the  field  of  physics  with 
a  study  of  the  techniques 
of  teaching  the  sciences. 

The  physical  science  component  of  the  gen- 
eral education  curriculum  at  Brandeis  is  being 
designed  to  accomplish  two  aims,  namely,  to 
provide  a  basic  understanding  of  physical  sci- 
ence in  terms  of  its  own  activities,  and  to  show 
its  relations  to  other  intellectual  disciplines. 

The  kinds  of  problems  the  physical  scientist 
investigates,  how  he  formulates  them,  and  the 
methods  and  devices  he  uses  to  solve  them  form 
the  core  of  the  course.  Emphasis  is  placed  on 
the  means  of  acquiring  facts  and  the  reasoning 
processes  used  in  interpreting  them.  Our  pri- 
mary concern  is  with  these  processes,  which  con- 
tain the  conceptual  and  logical  schemes  of 
science,  rather  than  with  the  memorization  of 
an  accepted  body  of  information.  The  subject 
matter  of  physical  science  must,  however,  be 
mastered  at  some  depth. 

Here  the  idea  of  teaching  physical  science  as 
a  neat  package  of  information  breaks  down  be- 
cause any  discussion  of  the  elements  of  scientific 
thinking  and  conceptualizing  overflow  into  other 
areas  of  knowledge.  For  example,  a  discussion 
of  the  "operational  definition",  so  much  in 
vogue  today  in  science,  has  little  meaning  unless 
the  "process  of  definition".  Including  by  con- 
trast other  types  of  definitions.  Is  discussed. 
Again,  the  special  uses  of  "explanation"  in  the 
physical  sciences  should  be  accompanied  by  a 
more  general  discussion  of  the  process  of  ex- 
planation Itself.  Such  Intellectual  excursions 
break  down  the  false  conceptual  barriers  sep- 
arating the  various  fields  of  learning.  This  Is  the 
humanistic   approach   to   science  and,   as  such, 

helps  the  student  Incorporate  his  sci- 
ence education  Into  his  total,  inte- 
grated personality. 

The  construction  of  this  human- 
istic science  course  compels  us  to 
consider  the  aims  and  purposes  of  a 
general  education  and  the  basis  of 
selecting  the  material  for  the 
courses.  The  subject  matter  should 
be  selected  in  order,  first,  to  initiate 
the  student  into  the  overlapping 
mental  disciplines  of  formal  thinking, 
empirical  inquiry,  controlled  hypoth- 
esis, and  appreciation.  In  both  the 
actual  teaching  situation  and  the  life  of  the 
student  these  four  disciplines  occur  simulta- 
neously and  connectedly  in  various  degrees.  Since 
many  different  arrangements  of  subject  matter 
are  possible  in  terms  of  these  disciplines,  it  is 
necessary  to  keep  In  mind  a  second  principle 
of  selection,  that  of  choosing  material  to  give 
the  student  perspective  in  his  own  strategic  de- 
cisions; to  provide  insight  Into  current  problems 
of  social  policy;  to  feel,  through  a  ^  personal 
Interpretation,  the  importance  of  man's  literary 
and  artistic  contributions;  and  to  promote  in- 
telligent living  in  the  sort  of  universe  which 
science  is  continually  revealing  to  us  and  in- 
creasingly enabling  us  to  adapt  and  control. 

In  giving  a  flexible  content  to  general  educa- 
tion, these  two  principles  of  selection  provide 
for  the  achievement  of  certain  meaningful  and 
defensible  objectives,  for  example,  the  con- 
ception which  the  sciences  give  of  the  physical 
world  today,  the  nature  and  functioning  of  living 
organisms,  and  the  psychological  processes  that 
determine  the  behavior  of  men. 

This  approach  helps  the  student  realize  that 
theoretical  knowledge  is 
not  opposed  to  applied 
knowledge,  that  his  sci- 
ence education  Is  one  of 
inter  -  relationships,  that 
abstract  thinking  does  not 
exclude  concrete  thinking, 
and  that  these  activities 
cooperate  in  all  mature 
persons  and  societies. 


the     dimensions   of   a 

In  December  of  last 
year  Max  Lerner, 
Brandeis  Professor  of 
American  Civilization 
and  Institutions,  de- 
livered the  feature 
address  at  the  Sec- 
ond Annual  Dinner 
of  the  Greater  Bos- 
ton Brandeis  Associ- 
ates to  the  1100  peo- 
ple who  assembled 
to  participate.  Mr. 
Lerner  prepared  this 
condensation  of  his 
address  exclusively 
for  the  Review. 

by  Dr.  Max  Lerner 

We  who  are  trying  our  best  to  carry  on  the  process 
of  education  are  aware  that  we  are  doing  so  on  the 
edge  of  an  abyss.  It  is  extremely  difficult  to  be 
teaching  young  men  and  women  at  this  time  because, 
as  we  teach,  we  perceive  the  truth  of  H.  G.  Wells' 
remark  that  civilization  is  a  race  between  education 
and  catastrophe. 

Nevertheless,  at  Brandeis  we  have  a  sense  of  ex- 
citement in  being  able  to  build  from  the  bottom  up. 
Anatole  France  once  said  that  a  child  born  Into  any 
society  is  born  with  a  beard.  Often  that  is  the  case 
in  a  university  that  has  been  made  and  finished  for 
hundreds  of  years,  but  here  we  can  shape  things 
creatively  according  to  our  best  thinking. 

Brandeis  University  has  divided  itself  Into  three  schools:  the  School  of  Sci- 
ence, the  School  of  Humanities  and  the  School  of  Social  Sciences,  each  of 
them  corresponding  to  a  portion  of  the  effort  that  the  world,  and  our  country 
especially,  has  to  make.  It  is  the  world  of  science  that  must  give  us  the 
weapons  with  which  to  defend  ourselves  in  the  event  of  war.  It  is  the  world 
of  the  humanistic  tradition  for  which  we  shall  be  fighting  if  we  have  to.  It  is 
the  world  of  society,  Including  our  own  civilization  and  those  of  our  potential 
allies  and  opponents,  which  we  have  to  understand  in  all  its  intricacies. 

The  sciences  that  we  are  cultivating  must  be  used  not  to  destroy,  but  to 
build  and  to  enlarge  the  dimensions  and  graciousness  of  life.  The  society  that 
we  are  studying  must  eventually  become  a  world  society,  in  which  men  re- 
discover that  they  are  not  enemies,  that  they  can  live  together  even  while 
they  differ.  The  humanistic  tradition  is  something  we  must  always  renew 
and  enrich.  It  must  always  be  transcended  by  fresher  appreciations  of  what 
men  have  wrought  and  thought  and  done,  and  by  new  creativeness.  The 
responsibility  of  a  university  is  to  continue  nurturing  the  competition  of  ideas, 
to  keep  open  the  channels  of  communication  among  scientists  on  every  side 
of  every  boundary  line,  and  among  social  thinkers  in  every  civilization. 

Deeply  implicit  in  the  whole  of  American  history  have  been  certain  life 
purposes,  namely,  freedom  and  equality  and  a  career  open  to  the  talent  and 
the  dignity  of  the  person.  We  intend  to  link  the  design  of  our  university  with 
those  basic  life  purposes.  But  a  number  of  accretions  have  overlaid  them  and 
have  become,  in  a  way,  so  important  that  they  have  almost  displaced  those 
life  purposes.  hHow  shall  I  enumerate  them:  acquisitiveness,  prestige,  the 
concern  not  about  what  you  are  but  of  what  others  think  of  you,  the  worship 
of  surface  values,  the  cult  of  what  William  James  once  called  in  a  rough  Amer- 
ican phrase  "the  bitch  goddess.  Success."  It  is  not  the  function  of  a  university 
to  minister  to  those  purposes. 

Part  of  the  difficulty  with  our  society  is  that  we  have  developed  so  magni- 
ficently our  splendid,  gleaming  weapons  of  destruction  without  developing  the 
knowledge  of  what  we  want  to  live  by.  R.  H.  Tawney,  an  Englishman,  once 
wrote  a  book  called  "The  Sickness  of  an  Acquisitive  Society."  It  has  been 
suggested  that  Tawney's  phrase  might  also  be  reversed  to  denote  the  acquisi- 
tiveness of  a  sick  society,  that  people  think  In  terms  of  power  lust  because  of 


liberal   education 

a  deep  sickness  in  world  society  as  a  whole 
today.  As  we  lay  out  the  design  for  a  univer- 
sity, it  is  necessary  for  us  to  reaffirm  the  vitality 
of  those  goals  in  life  which  are  beyond  the  heap- 
ing up  of  material  things,  to  reassert  that  there 
is  something  to  be  done  to  heal  this  sick  spirit, 
and  to  fill  the  vacuum  of  emotional  emptiness. 

We  at  Brandels  have  activated  our  idea  of  a 
university  with  the  heavy  consciousness  of  the 
extent  to  which  the  basic  business  of  democracy 
in  America  is  still  unfinished.  Too  many  times 
the  universities  of  America  have  asked  the 
wrong  questions  of  the  young  people,  but  we 
are  trying  to  ask  the  right  questions — "Who  are 
you?  What  kind  of  person  are  you?  What  are 
you  dreaming  of?  What  is  in  your  heart  and 
what  skills  do  you  have?  What  skills  can  you 
develop?  What  passion  is  there  in  you  for 
learning,  what  passion  of  heart  and  mind?  Do 
you  want  to  dedicate  yourself  to  this?" 

Teaching  students  democracy  means  practic- 
ing democracy  on  the  campus,  in  the  student 
body,  in  the  faculty.  In  that  way  we  can  have 
some  Influence,  not  only  on  our  own  campus  but 
in  the  rest  of  the  country,  as  a  focal  center  for 
the  democratic  idea  In  practice. 

In  a  university  such  as  Brandels  which  Is 
oriented  toward  the  students,  the  course  of 
study  ought  to  be  directed  toward  understand- 
ing the  human  being  as  a  growing  organism,  and 

the  phases  of  that  growth  from  its  inception  up 
to  manhood  and  womanhood.  We  must  try  to 
understand  what  goes  on  in  the  minds  of  college 
students,  not  only  In  their  studies,  but  also  their 
daydreams,  the  deep  frustrations,  the  sense  of 
ambition,  that  wonderful  Idealism  which  can  be 
so  deeply-rooted  In  young  people,  their  tough- 
mlndedness  and  their  sense  of  heroism  when 
confronted  with  something  difficult  to  achieve. 

What  we  need  In  the  world  today  more  than 
anything  else  Is  the  education  of  the  heart.  We 
must  understand  that  the  education  of  the  ra- 
tional and  the  logical  Is  only  one  phase  of  edu- 
cating the  whole  student.  The  understanding 
of  the  non-rational  and  the  irrational  Is  also  es- 
sential. And  it  Is  to  that  concept  of  education 
that  Brandels  dedicates  Itself. 

Brandels  University  Is  perhaps  the  only  really 
strong  and  spontaneous  Idea  that  has  emerged 
out  of  our  Jewish  community  of  America  since 
the  heroism  of  the  soldiers  and  settlers  of  Israel. 
It  has  captured  the  Imagination  and  the  hearts 
of  many  people.  It  Is  an  Idea  which  needs  only 
to  be  grasped  in  Its  full  Implications  In  order  for 
us  to  see  how  deeply  it  reaches  to  the  crisis 
of  our  time  and  the  paths  towards  the  solution 
of  that  crisis. 

Someone  has  said  that  nothing  In  the  world 
compares  with  the  power  of  an  Idea  whose  hour 
has  struck.  All  of  us  are  enlisted  in  the  collabora- 
tion on  an  Idea  whose  hour  has  struck. 



B-503  is  an  Impersona 
number.  It  designates  one  of 
the  many  dormitory  rooms  in 
the  Castle  where  the  majority  of  the 
women  students  live,  and  which  has  become 
the  landmark  of  the  University.  But  It  is  unique 
because,  paradoxically  enough,  it  typifies 
through  its  three  occupants,  the  Brandeis  pat- 
tern of  successful  communal  living.  This  facet 
of  college  life,  the  mutually  rewarding  experi- 
ences drawn  from  diversified  regions,  nation- 
alities, backgrounds  and  interests,  is  rarely 
brought  so  sharply  into  focus  as  it  is  in 
Castle  B-503. 

Tamar  Soloff,  '52,  Theresa  Danley  (Terrey 
to  her  classmates)  and  Lois  Spiro,  both  '53,  are 
the  three  girls  who  share  the  room  on  the  fifth 
floor  in  one  of  the  towers  of  the  Castle.  Within 
the  suspended  ceiling  and  stucco  walls,  which 
still  recall  the  room's  conversion  from  a  medi- 
cal laboratory,  are  enclosed  the  beds,  the 
dressers,  desks  and  metal  wardrobes  of  the 
three  students. 

In  this  setting  has  evolved  one  of  the  campus' 
most  marked  instances  of  harmonious  living. 
Lois  and  Terrey,  who  roomed  together  last 
year,  and  Tamar,  who  is  a  transfer  student, 
tacitly  demonstrate  that  they  have  learned  to 
accept  the  responsibilities  and  duties  of  com- 
munity life,  and  to  contribute  towards  the  wel- 
fare and  happiness  of  the  group.  They  have  In 
fact  learned  to  live  together  and  like  It. 

Tamar  had  her  first  two  years  of  college 
education  at  the  University  of  Maryland.  hHer 
home  is  In  Baltimore  where  her  father,  a  Rabbi, 
is  Director  of  the  Reform  Jewish  Educational 
Board.  Tamar  has  lived  In  many  cities  because 
her  father's  occupation  has  taken  the  Soloffs 
throughout  the  country.  An  English  major  hop- 



Hflgjl^^^^^  Ing  to  find  a  career  in  wrlt- 

V  ^^^El^^  '"^9'    Tamar   was   attracted   to 

I  ^P^^  Brandeis  because  of  Its  small  size 
and  the  opportunities  of  Its  ideal  faculty- 
student  relationship. 

Terrey  Is  a  sociable,  lively  sophomore.  She 
Is  a  Negro,  daughter  of  a  government  official 
In  the  Labor  Department  and  hails  from  Wash- 
ington, D.C.  In  Woodstock,  Vt.,  where  she 
attended  a  private  school,  she  first  became  in- 
terested In  Brandeis.  With  an  excellent  record 
behind  her,  she  was  readily  admitted  to  the 
University,  where  she  has  still  to  decide  on 
her  major  field  of  concentration. 

Lois  Is  the  first  recipient  of  the  Mayper 
Award  at  Brandeis  for  her  outstanding  contri- 
bution in  promoting  inter-faith  understanding 
and  Is  the  active  and  energetic  president  of  the 
Newman  Club,  an  inter-campus  organization  of 
Catholic  students.  Lois  attended  high  school 
In  Falmouth,  Mass.,  where  she  was  awarded  a 
scholarship  for  her  achievements.  At  Brandeis 
she  Is  earnestly  at  work  on  her  time-consuming 
major,  biology,  spending  most  of  her  afternoons 
In  lab  sessions,  hier  fifteen-hour-a-week  job  in 
the  Registrar's  office  will  supplement  her  schol- 
arship In  seeing  her  through  college. 

These  diverse  strands  of  backgrounds  have 
been  woven  Into  a  fabric  of  accord  in  Room 
B-503.  hiere  in  typical  college  fashion  the  girls 
find  sympathetic  ears  awaiting  their  problems, 
however  simple  or  complicated  they  may  be. 
Like  a  closely-knit  family  group,  their  unity  Is 
strengthened  by  sharing  both  their  pleasures 
and  complaints,  gripes  and  good  times,  and 
their  differing  viewpoints  on  the  deeper  ques- 
tions of  truth  and  life. 

In  B-503  Lois,  Terrey  and  Tamar  often  discuss 
religion.    Each    has    found    that    she    has    come 


of  castle   B-503 

by  Ina  Curelop 

Theresa    Danley, 

to  know  more  about  her  own  religion  through  con- 
tact with  the  others,  and  the  experience  has  been 
a  rich  and  broadening  one  for  all  of  thenn. 

Lois,  for  instance,  has  been  asked  questions  that 
have  been  difficult  to  answer  because  her  religion 
has  always  been  a  sanction  which  never  needed 
explaining  to  others.  Before  coming  to  Brandels 
she  had  never  associated  with  Jewish  people,  and 
only  a  little  with  Protestants.  She  was  afraid 
to  enroll  in  the  University  but  her  parents  con- 
vinced her  that  a  good,  small  school  would  suit 
her.  During  her  first  few  months  at  Brandeis  she 
was  extremely  self-conscious,  but  soon  found  that 

religious  beliefs,  as  Intensely  meaningful  as  they  are  to  the  individual,  need 
not  be  the  only  frame  of  reference  In  forming  the  solid  foundation  for 
lasting  friendships. 

Tamar,  who  was  anxious  to  test  her  Ideas  of  liberality  and  Inter-racial  un- 
derstanding, transferred  from  the  University  of  Maryland  and  found,  through 
Brandels  campus  life,  that  she  can  live  with  others  of  varying  backgrounds 
and  respect  their  ideas.  A  highly  adaptable  girl,  she  easily  integrated  into 
Brandels  life.  She  Is  an  honor  student  and  an  active  member  of  the  hiebrew, 
hflllel,  Outing  and  Drama  Clubs. 

Terrey  had  always  been  the  only  Negro  in  the  schools  which  she  attended. 
Before  coming  to  Brandels  she  had  never  had  the  opportunity  to  learn  about 
Jews  as  a  group,  but  because  she  is  so  interested  In  people  as  individuals,  she 
has  learned  much,  and  has  had  little  difficulty  in 
getting  along.  This  year  she  was  elected  one  of 
two  representatives  on  the  Castle  hHouse  Council. 

Though  the  three  sleep,  study  and  relax  In  the 
same  room,  each  finds  no  conflict  in  her  personal 
program  with  that  of  the  other  two.  With  such 
varied  courses  of  study,  moreover,  it  is  not  un- 
usual to  drop  in  on  an  evening  and  find  one  girl 
sleeping,  a  second  typing,  and  the  third  at  work 
on  her  laundry.  Their  amiably  planned  schedule 
allows  for  adequate  privacy  for  each  individual  in 
an  atmosphere  of  conviviality.  A  little  considera- 
tion goes  a  long  way,  they  all  assert,  in  maintain- 
ing accord  and  understanding. 

Tamar  Soloff,   '52 

Lois  Spiro,   '53 


Morris    S.    Sh 


by  C.  Ruggles  Smith 

Director  of  Adm'iss'ioni 

Brandels  University's  quo+a-free  admissions  policy  is 
dedicated  to  the  eradication  of  the  economic  discrimina- 
tion which  so  often  bars  worthy  young  men  and  women  from 
the  opportunities  of  higher  education.  In  a  recent  report  submit- 
ted to  his  fellow-members  of  the  Board  of  Trustees,  Morris  S.  Shapiro,  Chair- 
man of  the  Board's  Committee  on  Scholarships  and  Aid,  announced  that 
Brandeis  this  year  has  awarded  more  than  150  scholarships  or  other  forms  of 
financial  aid.  Sixty-seven  members  of  the  third  freshman  class  are  recipients  of 
these  scholarships  for  the  current  academic  year  and  at  least  half  of  the  sopho- 
mores and  juniors  receiving  financial  aid  are  on  the  Dean's  List. 

At  present  close  to  one-third  of  the  total  student  body  is  receiving  scholar- 
ship, loan  or  student  employment  assistance.  Older  and  more  liberally  endowed 
universities  such  as  Wellesley  and  Harvard  maintain  35%  and  42%,  respec- 
tively, of  their  student  bodies  on  scholarship  or  other  forms  of  financial 
assistance.  The  Brandeis  student  aid  program  approximates  those  of  longer- 
established  colleges,  though,  unlike  other  Institutions,  the  Brandeis  scholarship 
needs  continue  to  increase  in  proportion  to  the  expansion  of  the  student  body. 

The  150  scholarship  funds  have  come  from  Individuals  and  groups  through- 
out the  country,  for  example,  the  Justice  Cardozo  Scholarship  Fund  for  a 
gifted  student  from  New  York  City;  the  B.  M.  Goldberger  Scholarship  for  a 
student  from  hHollywood,  Fla.;  and  the  Sam  Abraham  Memorial  Scholarship  for 
a  Memphis  student.  Other  funds  benefit  students  of  a  particular  category:  the 
Sidney  hHIIIman  Scholarship  for  those  "interested  in  world  peace,  Improved  race 
relations  and  a  strengthened  labor  movement";  the  Gottfried  and  Doris  Bern- 
stein Scholarship  for  a  blind  student;  the  Elson  Alumnae  Club  Scholarship  for  a 
musically  talented  student.  The  largest  single  fund  is  the  Joseph  and  Lottie 
Rabinovltz  Scholarship  Endowment  Fund  established  in  1949  to  provide  two 
full  tuition  scholarships  yearly. 

The  advent  of  each  new  class  has  multiplied  the 
cost  of  financial  aid  until  it  has  now  reached  a  total 
of  over  $90,000  for  an  enrollment  of  470.  Whether 
the  Committee  on  Admissions  will  be  able  to  con- 
tinue to  disregard  the  economic  status  of  appli- 
cants, looking  only  to  the  merit  of  the  individual,  is 
now  wholly  dependent  on  the  receipt  by  the  Uni- 
versity of  substantial  additional  funds  for  scholar- 
ships. The  generosity  of  benefactors  is  enabling 
many  qualified  students  to  receive  the  education 
that  one  day  will  be  repaid  by  service  to  the  com- 
munity and   nation.  To  sustain  its  idealistic  admis-  ^^^^^^^^^^     

slons   policy,   Brandeis  must  rely  on  the  charitable  JH^^I^^^^L^C. 

selflessness  of  donors  throughout  the  nation.  c.  Ruggles  Smith 



The  Friends  of  the  School  of  Music  is  sponsoring  a  series 
of  six  concerts  on  +he  cannpus.  Irving  Fine  and  Erwin  Bodky 
of  the  Brandeis  Music  Faculty  will  perform  in  three  of  the 
concerts  and  guest  artists  are  Zvi  Zeitlen,  Israeli  violinist, 
Paul  Matthen,  bass-baritone,  Alfred  Krips,  violin  and 

Samuel  Mayes,  cello.  Recitals  by  Herman  Godess,  pianist, 
and  Norma  Farber,  soprano,  have  already  taken  place. 

Justice  Felix  Frankfurter  delivered  the  first  Annual  Louis 

Dembitz  Brandeis  Lecture  on  February  14  at  the  University  on 

"How  the  Supreme  Court  decides  cases:  disclosure  of  the  familiar". 

Among  the  prominent  personalities  who  have  visited  the  Brandeis 

campus  recently  were  Mrs.  Pierre  Monteux,  wife  of  the  eminent 

conductor  of  the  San  Francisco  Symphony  Orchestra. 

Meyer  Jaffe,  Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  Building  Committee, 

announces  that  two  women's  dormitories  and  a  student  center 

building  will  go  under  construction  In  the  spring  and 

will  be  readied  for  the  1951-52  academic  year.  This 

next  phase  of  the  building  program  Is  estimated  to  cost  $800,000. 

Marie  Syrkin  and   Merrill  Peterson,  of  the  Brandeis  faculty, 
were  guests  of  radio  station  WCRB  in  Waltham  in  a  round-table 

broadcast  concerning  the  current  Korean  situation.  Faculty  members 
from  M.I.T.  and  Boston  University  also  participated. 

A  35mm.  film  strip  on  Brandeis,  comprised  of  65  photos  depicting 

all  phases  of  the  University,  has  been  prepared  under  the 

auspices  of  the  National  Women's  Committee  and  is  available 

to  groups  who  wish  to  show  it.  The  film  is 

accompanied  by  a  recorded  commentary. 

Jan  Peerce,  famed  operatic  tenor,  whose  home  is  In  New  Rochelle, 
New  York,  has  become  a  member  of  the  New  York 
Chapter  of  the  Brandeis  University  Associates. 

Through  the  facilities  of  the  American  Broadcasting  Company, 

Brandeis  students  competed  in  an  international  quiz  contest 
with  students  from  Bangor  University  in  Wales,  England, 
via  short  wave,  on  February  26. 

intirg  Co.,  Boston 


President  of  the  University 

Honorary  Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Fellows 

Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Fellows 

The  Board  of  Trustees 

GEORGE  ALPERT,  President 

President  of  the  National  Women's  Committee 

National  Chairman  of  the  Brandeis  Associates 


Chairman  of  the  Friends  of  The  School  of  Music 

Chairman  of  the  Brandeis  University  Athletic  Association 


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:*•  r. 

As  George  Alpert,  President 
of  the  Brandeis  Board  of 
Trustees,  looks  on,  Massachu- 
setts Governor  Paul  A.  Dever 
signs  the  Brandeis  Charter 
Amendment  Bill  broadening 
the  University's  degree-grant- 
ing powers  and  removing 
restrictions  on  holding  assets. 
(Story,  page  2) 







The  1000th  iiit-iiibi-r  of  the  Boston 
Chapter  is  l^ou  Periiii,  building  ron- 
Iractor  and  owner  of  the  Boston 
Braves,  who  «as  made  an  honorary 
member  in  recognition  of  his  out- 
standing efforts  on  behalf  of  Brandeis. 
Mr.  Perini  is  President  of  B.  Perini  & 
Sons,  Inc.,  General  Contractors. 
Enrollment  in  the  Greater  Boston 
Chapter  of  the  Brandeis  llniversity 
Associates  has  exceeded  1000  fulfill- 
ing  the    Chapter's    membership    goal. 

Charter  Amendment  Lifts  Restriction  on  Assets 

The  right  to  confer  both  graduate  and 
undergraduate  degrees  was  granted  to 
Brandeis  University  last  month  by  the 
Massachusetts  State  Legislature  when 
Paul  A.  Dever,  Governor  of  the  Conunon- 
wealth.  affixed  his  signature  to  a  bill 
amending  the  Ihiiversity  Charter. 

Before  Gov.  Dever  signed  the  hill. 
Brandeis  was  able  to  grant  only  the 
degrees  of  bachelor  of  arts,  bachelor  of 
science,  and  medical  and  dental  degrees. 


Louis  Emerman  Htitl, 
one  of  the  men's  resi- 
lience halls  iihich  form 
ihe  Soar  in  en-designed 
Hidgewnod  Quadrangle, 
is  named  in  honor  of  the 
late  Louis  Emerman  oj 
(Jiicago,  u'hose  family 
provided  the  funds  for 
its   construction. 


The  estate  of  the  late  Morris  Polivnick, 
in  accordance  with  the  terms  of  his  will, 
has  set  aside  $10,000  for  the  establish- 
ment of  a  scholarship  trust  fund  at  Bran- 
deis, it  was  announced  by  Morris  S. 
Shapiro,  Chairman  of  the  Board  Commit- 
tee on  Scholarships  and  Aid.  Morris 
Polivnick,  Brooklyn  builder  and  real 
estate  man.  died  last  year. 

Mr.  Polivnick  was  a  veteran  of  World 
War  II  and  well  known  as  a  philanthro- 
pist among  educational  institutions  and 
Jewish  charitable  groups  in  this  country 
and  in  Israel,  where  he  visited  in  1949. 
He  had  developed  through  his  travels  an 
intimate  knowledge  of  this  country, 
Europe  and  Israel. 

Mr.  Polivnick  died  on  May  31  of  last 
year  leaving  his  widow  and  two  young 
daughters.  His  father,  two  brothers  and 
a  sister  also  survive  him. 

The  family  of  Louis  Emerman,  late 
Chicago  businessman.  has  donated 
$50,000  to  underwrite  one  of  the  recently 
completed  residences  in  Ridgewood  Quad- 
rangle. To  be  named  Louis  Emerman 
Hall,  the  dormitory  is  among  the  first  of 
the  I'niversity's  Master  Plan  buildings, 
designed  by  Saarinen,  Saarinen  and  Asso- 
ciates, to  be  erected. 

Mr.  Emerman  served  in  the  LI.  S.  Army 
during  World  War  1  and  during  the 
second  World  War  he  produced  Oerlikon 
gun  mounts  for  the  Army.  He  devoted 
much  of  his  time  and  efforts  to  helping 
young  business  firms  become  established. 
He  was  founder  of  the  Emerman  Machin- 
ery Corporation  of  Chicago  and  at  the 
time  of  his  death  was  Chairman  of  the 
Boards  of  the  Unit  Crane  and  Shovel 
Company  and  of  the  Davis  and  Thompson 
Company  of  Milwaukee. 

Funds  for  the  construction  of  Louis 
Emerman  Hall  were  the  gift  of  Mrs.  L.  E. 
Emerman ;  the  Emermans"  daughters  Mrs. 
Perry  Cohen  and  Mrs.  Saul  S.  Sherman; 
and  the  Emerman  family. 

The  Charter  amendment  empowering 
Brandeis  to  confer  all  further  degrees  con- 
sistent with  the  educational  purposes  of 
the  University  was  hailed  by  George 
Alpert.  President  of  the  Board,  as  "a 
great   step   forward    for   the    LIniversitv. 

Another  limitation  removed  by  the 
amendment  was  the  $5,000,000  ceiling  on 
assets  which  Brandeis  is  authorized  to 
hold.  With  the  lifting  of  the  restriction, 
Brandeis  is  enabled  to  accept  large  gifts 
for  expanding  the  University's  educa- 
tional resources. 

In  connection  with  the  expanded  degree- 
granting  powers,  the  development  of 
graduate  and  professional  schools  at 
Brandeis  will  be  explored  by  a  committee 
appointed  by  the  Board.  L'niversit) 
officials  indicated  that  Brandeis  is  con- 
sidering launching  a  graduate  School  of 
Arts  and  Sciences  in  '52-'53  leading  to 
the  master  of  arts  and  doctor  of  philos- 
ophy degrees.  Brandeis  will  graduate  its 
first  class  in  1952. 

Other  educational  areas  on  the  gradu- 
ate level  which  the  Board  is  expected  to 
analyze  are  education,  law,  business  and 
public  adininistration,  social  work,  and 
the  creative  arts. 

The  action  by  the  State  Legislature  and 
Gov.  Dever  came  as  a  climax  to  the  Uni- 
versity's first  three  years.  Other  notable 
developments  have  been  the  growth  of 
the  campus  from  100  to  160  acres,  the 
expansion  from  8  to  14  major  buildings, 
and  the  increase  of  the  faculty  and 
student  bodies. 


The  National  Women's  Committee  and 
the  Brandeis  Associates  gained  more 
affiliates  recently  when  new  chapters  were 
formed  in  New  Orleans.  La.  Meetings  in 
the  Delta  City  were  the  culmination  of 
organizational  activity  which  took  place 
over  a  period  of  several  months. 

Elected  to  head  the  New  Orleans  men's 
group  was  Harry  J.  Blumenthal.  Other 
members  include  Dr.  Samuel  Carlin, 
Moise  Dennery,  Frank  Friedler,  Shepard 
Latter,  Leo  Mervis,  Harold  S.  Mayer, 
Harry  Nowalsky  and  Simon  K.  Marx. 

Mrs.  Leo  Mervis  was  elected  President 
of  the  New  Orleans  Chapter  of  the  Wo- 
men's Committee.  Assisting  her  will  be 
Mrs.  Sidney  Rudman,  Secretary;  Mrs. 
Leon  Rittenberg,  Treasurer;  and  Mrs. 
Paul  Getzoff,  Membership  Chairman. 


VOL.  I.  NO. 

APRIL.  1951 

Official  Publication  of  Brandeis  University  published  12  times  a  year  (published  twice  in  June  and  December,  not  published  in  January  and 
March)  at  Brandeis  University,  415  South  Street,  Waltham  54,  Mass.    Entered  as  second  class  matter  at  the  Post  Office  at  Boston,  Mass. 


HIE  U  EARISG  OF  THE  GKEE.\—Muur,'e,i 
ikiTrigan,  '54,  pins  a  shtimrocf,-  on  Richard 
k'.ollins.  '54.  at  the  St.  Patrick's  Day  Dance  on 
iMarcli  17.  The  .Mewman  Club,  a  student  organi- 
iziition  of  Catholic  stuilenis,  sponsored  the  dance 
\nliich    was    open    to    all   students. 


The  initial  portion  of  the  extensive  and 
valued  stamp  collection  of  Joseph  B. 
Abrams.  prominent  Boston  attorney  and 
well-known  conmiunitv  leader,  has  been 
turned  over  to  Brandeis  Universitv. 

Comprising  nearly  30  complete  albums, 
the  collection  contains  several  Civil  War 
items,  one  of  which  is  valued  at  SK'OO. 
Mr.  Abrams.  in  presenting  this  portion  of 
his  collection,  explained  that  he  considers 
the  gift  of  his  philatelic  material  the  most 
valuable  contribution  which  he  could 
make   to    Brandeis. 

During  the  next  five  \ears,  Mr.  Abrams 
intends  to  turn  over  to  the  University  his 
entire  collection,  valued  at  an  estimated 
.fl5.U(J0.  To  be  used  for  display  and  re- 
search purposes,  the  collection  may  later 
be  sold  by  the  Universitv  and  converted 
into  the  Joseph  B.  Abrams  and  Anna  T. 
Abrams  Scholarship  Fund. 

A  stamp  collector  for  more  than  20 
years.  Mr.  Abrams  numbers  some  100 
albums  in  his  extensive  collection. 
Largely  devoted  to  Americana,  and  espe- 
cialK  the  Civil  War  period,  the  collection 
will  prove  valuable  as  source  material 
for   students   of   the   period. 



Th«'  ISraiifleis  I'niversitv  Student 
Christiun  A-isoriation  has  taken  it^i 
place  on  campus  alongside  the  llillel 
and  Newman  Olubs,  organized  for 
Jewish  and  Catholic  students,  re- 
spectively. Officers  of  the  newly- 
formed  Protestant  group  are  Jean 
Mecham,  Keene,  N.  H.,  President; 
Richard  Smith,  Wellesley,  Mass., 
Vice  President;  Cora  Grouse,  Dix- 
field.  Me.,  Secretary ;  and  Esther 
l.arkin,   Chatham,  Mass..  Treasurer. 


Three  hundred  of  the  country's  top 
leaders  in  the  beverage  industry  met  at 
the  Hotel  Pierre  on  Januarv  16  and  voted 
unanimousl)  to  establish  a  permanent 
chapter  of  the  Brandeis  Lniversity  Asso- 
ciates. The  group  contributed  S7o.000  in 
Associates  memberships  and  special  gifts. 
and  pledged  the  enrollment  of  at  least 
1,000  new  members  through  the  industry 
before  the  end  of  the  year.  Joshua  H. 
Gollin  of  Schenley's  made  a  stirring 
appeal  which  resulted  in  the  pledge. 

One  of  the  highlights  of  the  affair,  the 
first  major  event  conducted  by  a  trade 
division  in  New  York  City,  was  the 
announcement  of  a  special  meeting  on 
April  17  of  leaders  in  the  industrv  to 
create  a  scholarship  in  memory  of  the  late 
Major  Jack  Kriendler.  IISMC.  co-founder 
of  the  famed  "Club  21."  Proposal  for  the 
memorial  scholarship  fund  was  made  by 
Major  Kriendler  s  former  business  asso- 
ciate. Charles  "Jerry"  Berns.  and  Major 
Pete  Barron.  USMC.  All  were  members 
of  the  same  high  school  fraternity. 

Another  high  point  of  the  meeting  was 
the  presentation  of  a  .S1200  check  by 
Julius  Schepps.  Dallas.  Tex..  President  of 
National  Wholesalers,  for  the  enrollment 
in  the  Associates  of  12  members  of  his 
family  including  grandchildren  and  great- 

Featured  speakers  at  the  unprecedented 
meeting  were  George  Alpert.  President  of 
the  Board  of  Trustees,  and  President 
Abrani  L.  Sachar.  Other  speakers  were 
Joseph  M.  Linsey,  Chairman  of  the 
Brandeis  Athletic  Association:  Benny 
Friedman,  Director  of  Athletics;  and 
Morris  S.  Shapiro,  Chairman  of  the 
Boards  Committee  on  .Scholarships  and 
Aid.  Tubie  Resnik.  executive  vice  presi- 
dent of  Calvert's,  presided. 

The  committee  in  charge  of  the  meet- 
ing unanimously  elected  Harold  L. 
"Sonny"  Renfield  of  the  Renfield  Import- 
ers, Ltd.,  as  the  permanent  chairman  of 

the  Brandeis  Universit)  Associates  for 
the  beverage  industry.  In  his  acceptance 
address  Mr.  Renfield  paid  tribute  to  the 
leadership  of  Mr.  Linsey  and  emphasized 
that  the  entire  beverage  industry  will 
support  the  University  in  all  its  endeavors 
and  especially  in  the  Associates  program. 
The  affair  was  under  the  co-chairman- 
ship of  Morris  C.  Alprin,  Counsel  of  the 
Greater  New  York  Wholesale  Liquor 
Association;  Charles  A.  Berns  of  21 
Brands;  Victor  A.  Fischel  of  Seagram's: 
John  L.  Leban,  Schenley's;  Jerome  W. 
Picker,  From  &  Sichel;  Sonny  Renfield: 
Tubie  Resnik;  and  Hiram  Srenco  of 
Erin  Wine  and  Liquor  Shop. 


The  endowment 
of  the  Samuel  Ru- 
bin Chair  in  An- 
thropology, named 
for  the  donor,  Sam- 
uel Rubin  of  New 
York  City,  has  been 
aiuiounced  b)  Presi- 
dent Abram  L. 
Sachar.  The  crea- 
tion of  the  Rubin  Chair,  the  fifth  to  lie 
established  at  the  Lhiiversity.  enables 
Brandeis  to  expand  its  curriculum  on  a 
permanent  basis  in  the  social  studies. 

Mr.  Rubin  is  the  President  of  Faberge. 
the  New  \  ork  perfume  firm,  and  is  a 
widely  known  philanthropist.  He  is  one 
of  the  original  founders  of  the  New  York 
University  Bellevue  Medical  Center, 
served  as  cosmetic  industrx  chairman  of 
the  March  of  Dimes  (.am|)ai'zn  for  several 
vears.  and  has  held  a  similar  post  for  the 
Federation  of  Jewish  Philanthropies 
Appeal.  He  has  provided  ijenerous  sup- 
port for  Sydenhani  Hospital,  and  for  the 
Institute  for  Research  in  Psychotherapy. 


Samiii-l    Hahin 


•^m.  -_. 

.AT  THE  FIRST  As^.MJAL  DINNER  of  the  Neiv  York  Men's  Apparel  and  Allied  Trades  on  helndi 
of  the  Linicersily.  200  men  were  present.  Left  to  right  are  Ralph  M.  Shall.  Chairman  of  the  Murcli  /i 
affair;  Ma.x  Lerner.  I'nijessor  of  American  (Virilization,  gues!  speaker;  Isidore  S.  hnmcrnuiii. 
Brandeis   Lniversity  Chairman  for  retailers:   and   If.  I'.   Cuhen.   Hnindeis    tdrisiir  for  nuniiiituinrers. 



Three  new  nieiii- 
iiers  have  joined  the 
Brandeis  University 
faculty  for  the  sec- 
ond semester  of 
19 10-51. 
^^fc__y  '-'^^     Strasberg. 

Hj^J  ^H^^  ""^  ^^  Broadway's 
^Km  ^^HW^        leading  stage  direc- 

Lce    .Snasberg  ^^^^^      ^^^      ^^^^ 

named  Visiting  Lecturer  in  Theatre  Arts. 
Mr.  Strasberg  is  offering  a  course  this 
spring  in  "Introduction  to  Theatre  Tech- 
nique." Two  courses  in  Drama  are 
currently  being  offered  at  the  Universit> 
and  a  field  of  concentration  in  the  theatre 
for  next  year  is  planned. 

A  co-founder  of  the  Group  Theatre,  Mr. 
Strasberg  has  staged  such  productions  as 
"Men  in  White".  "All  the  Living". 
"R.L.R.".  "The  Big  Knife",  and  the  recent 
Broadway  success  "Countr)  Girl.  Known 
for  his  brilliant  innovations  of  stage  tech- 
nique, he  is  the  editor  of  the  qiiarterh. 
Film,  and  a  contrib- 
utor to  theatrical 
publications.  Last 
fall  he  was  a  guest 
lecturer  in  the  "Sur- 
vey of  the  American 
Theatre"  Course  of- 
fered by  the  Univer- 
sity's Institute  of 
Adult    Education. 

The  University's  first  course  in  Russian 
is  being  conducted  by  John  Codman 
Fiske.  The  concentrated  course  offers 
Brandeis  students  intensive  instruction  in 
the  Russian  language.  Mr.  Fiske  is  a 
graduate  of  Harvard  University,  where  he 
earned  his  A.B..  and  Colundsia  I  niversity. 
where  he  received  his  Masters  degree. 

Mr.  Fiske  has  held  a  fellowship  at  the 
Russian  Research  Center  at  Harvard  since 
194o  and  is  currently  doing  research  there 
on  Soviet  Criticism.  He  is  also  a  member 
of  the  Visiting  Conmiittee  on  Modern 
Languages  and  Literature  at  Coe  College 
in  Cedar  Rapids.  Iowa,  where  he  was  an 
instructor  in   the  French.   Spanish.   Latin 

John  C.  FisKe 

and  Russian  lan- 
guage from  1941  to 

Harry  Zohn  also 
joins  the  faculty  to 
teach  German  lan- 
guage and  liter- 
ature. He  is  co- 
editor  of  the  recent- 
ly   published    "Wie 

sie  es  Sehen  "  and  is  currenth  translating 
some  of  the  works  of  Stefan  Zweig. 
Continuing  his  teaching  of  advanced  Ger- 
man at  Harvard,  he  devotes  himself  to 
a  more  enlightened  understanding  of 
German  literature  and  culture. 


The  rapid  rise  of 
Brandeis  L  niversity 
to  its  present  status 
is  due  in  no  small 
measure  to  the  dili- 
gent and  unceasing 
efforts  of  its  devoted 
friends  in  every  com- 
munity throughout 
the  country.  Typical 
of  these  loyal  pioneers  is  Morton  Wein- 
ress.  spearhead  of  the  Chicago  Chapter  of 
the  Brandeis  Associates. 

A  busv  executive  and  mendier  of  the 
Stock  Exchange.  Mr.  Weinress  has  been 
identified  with  many  Jewish  and  com- 
unal  activities  for  over  a  quarter  of  a 
century.  In  19.50  he  served  as  an  overall 
Associated  Chairman  in  charge  of  Invest- 
ment and  Securities  Division.  Finance 
Division  and  Banks  Division  of  the 
Combined  Jewish  Appeal. 

The  ke\  organizer  and  presiding  officer 
of  the  recent  Chicago  meeting  at  which 
200  communit\  leaders  assembled  and 
pledged  $163.600,  Mr.  Weinress  is  now 
devoting  his  efforts  toward  putting  the 
Chicago  Chapter  on  a  firm  and  ])ermanent 

Mnrh'ii   It  cinres.s 

ILY of  Springfield, Moss., 
has  established  two  sec- 
tions in  the  Brandeis 
Library  to  pay  tribute  to 
jriends.  Left  to  right  are 
Arthur  J.  Ehrlich,  his 
lather.  Judge  Harry  Ehr- 
lich. and  his  uncle. 
Robert  Ehrlich. 


National  Women's  Committee 

A  permanent  constitution  was  adopted  by 
the  Baltimore  Chapter  at  its  first  annual 
meeting  held  in  January  at  the  Phoenix 
Club.  Dr.  Ludwig  Lewisohn  was  the 
guest  speaker.  Officers  elected  include  | 
Mrs.  I.  E.  Rosenbloom.  President:  Mrs. 
1.  B.  Terrell.  Vice  President:  Mrs.  Paul 
Cordish.  Recording  .Secretary:  Mrs. 
Fabian  H.  Kolker.  Corresponding  Sec- 
retary: Mrs.  Abraham  Mahr.  and  Mrs. 
Kennard  Yaffe.  Financial  Secretaries:  and 
Mrs.  Michael  Offit.  Treasurer. 

At  its  charter  inenibership  meeting  in 
December,  the  Queens,  N.  Y.,  Chapter 
enrolled  100  new  members.  Officers 
Pro  Tem  of  the  newl.v-organized  Chap- 
ter are  Mrs.  Irving  Kahn,  Chairman; 
Mrs.  Ted  Ricken,  Co-Chairnian ;  Mrs. 
IVathan  Seltzer,  Treasurer;  Mrs.  Wil- 
liam Adelman,  Secretary;  Mrs.  Her- 
bert Wartel,  Secretary;  Mrs.  Seymour 
Karger,  Publicity;  and  Mrs.  Leo  Brown, 
Program   Chairman. 

Brandeis  Director  of  Student  Personnel 
Clharles  Duhig  was  guest  speaker  at  the 
inendjership  tea  in  .January  of  the  New 
Bedford.  Mass..  Chapter.  The  enrollment 
of  50  new  members  was  announced.  Re- 
cently elected  officers  are  Mrs.  Harry 
Zeitz.  President;  Mrs.  Joseph  Jaslow, 
Vice  President  and  Membership  Chair- 
man; Mrs.  Leon  Cooperstein,  Vice  Chair- 
man; Mrs.  Jacob  Genesky.  Secretarv;  and 
Mrs.  Harry  Silverman.  Treasurer. 

Among  new  chapters  to  join  the 
National  Women's  Committee  are  the 
following:  Larchmont,  N.  Y.,  Mrs.  Ray- 
mond W.  Ehrenberg,  Chairman  Pro 
Tem ;  Essex  County,  N.  J.,  Mrs.  Louis 
E.  Frankel  and  Mrs.  Joachim  Prinz, 
Chairmen  Pro  Tem;  New  London, 
Conn.,  Mrs.  Isser  Gruskin,  President 
Pro  Tem;  Lexington,  Ky.,  Mrs.  Milton 
Baer,  Chairman  Pro  Tem;  and  Haver- 
hill, Mass.,  Mrs.  Abraham  Margolis 
Chairman  Pro  Tem. 

Board  President  George  Alpert  discussed 
the  latest  developments  of  the  LIniversity 
at  a  meeting  of  Canton.  O..  women  on 
P'ebruar)  12.  Canton  Chapter  Head  Mrs. 
Paul  Heller  presided  at  the  luncheon. 
Mrs.  Ernest  H.  Cohen  was  chairman  of 
the  meeting. 

The  Worcester,  Mass.,  Chapter's  mem- 
bership campaign,  under  the  chairman- 
ship of  Mrs.  Edward  Budnilz,  Mrs. 
David  Gorman,  and  Mrs.  David  L. 
Michelson  was  highlighted  by  a  local 
radio  interview  with  Mrs.  Joseph  Gold- 
berg, President.  The  December  cam- 
paign added  over  100  new  members  to 
the   Chapter. 

Among  Chapters  which  were  organized 
less  than  a  year  ago  and  which  have  been 
increasing  their  membership  figures  rap- 
idly is  Detroit,  which  now  has  nearly 
1,000  members.  President  of  the  Detroit 
Chapter  is  Mrs.  Oscar  Zemon. 




Kurt  mill  Hoitnit.te  SchiiritziT 

A  teaching  fellowship  in  American 
Civilization  has  been  underwritten  by 
Kurt  and  Hortense  Schweitzer  of  Okla- 
loma  City,  Okla..  it  has  been  announced 
3y  President  Abrani  L.  Sachar. 

Mr.  Schweitzer  is  Vice  President  and 
General  Manager  of  the  Folding  Carrier 
Corporation  in  Oklahoma  City.  He  came 
o  this  country  in  1926  to  establish  a 
permanent  home  and  launch  a  business 
areer.  He  is  active  in  the  fields  of  in- 
vestment, realty  and  oil  production.  Mrs. 
Schweitzer,  the  daughter  of  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Leon  Kahn.  is  Vice  President  of  the  Sis- 
terhood of  Temple  B'Nai  Israel  in  Okla- 
homa City. 

The    Schweitzer    Fellowship    is    one    of 

number  of  grants  which  have  been 
established  to  enable  gifted  graduate  stu- 
dents to  continue  their  specialized  studies 
and  at  the  same  time  provide  capable 
instructors   in  the  undergraduate  school. 


iirtive  in  the  affairs  of 
the  one-year-old  Chapter 
are.  left  to  right.  Mrs. 
George  W.  Rosenthal . 
Mrs.  Dana  N.  Cohen, 
and  Mrs.  Philip  Meyers, 
Founder  and  President 
of  the  Chapter. 


Miss  Fanny  Golclslrin,  West  End 
Branch  Librarian  of  the  Boston  Pul>- 
lic  Library  and  a  member  of  the 
National  Board  of  the  Women's 
Committee,  was  recently  awarded  a 
citation  by  the  City  of  Boston  for 
her  ''outstanding  contributions  to 
the  public  service."  Singled  out  as 
"the  Library  lady  of  the  year,"  Miss 
Goldstein  was  one  of  six  municipal 
employees  to  receive  public  tribute 
for  her  work  and  interest  in  better- 
ing the  social  and  civic  welfare  of 
the  citv. 



Contributions  to  the  I'uiversity  total- 
ling almost  $10,000  and  a  doubled  mem- 
bership have  been  announced  bv  the  Cin- 
cinnati Chapter  of  the  Women's  Commit- 
tee which  now  tmmbers  635  Annual  and 
74  Life  members. 

The  stimulus  to  the  young  chapter's 
growth  was  given  by  President  Abram  L. 
Sachar  when  he  addressed  a  membership 
drive  luncheon  in  Cincinnati  last  fall.  On 
January  26.  Mrs.  Harry  L.  Michaels,  Na- 
tional President  of  the  Women's  Commit- 
tee, was  guest  speaker  at  a  Life  Member- 
ship luncheon. 

Officers  of  the  Chapter  are  Mrs.  Philip 
Meyers.  President;  Mrs.  Edward  Kuhn. 
Vice  President:  Mrs.  Howard  UUman. 
Treasurer:  Mrs.  Sol  Luckman  and  Mrs. 
Ben  Bernstein.  Secretaries:  Mrs.  Robert 
Goldman.  Membership  Chairman:  Mrs. 
J.  J.  Smith.  Jr..  Publicity:  and  Mrs. 
Edward  Kuhn,  Book  Fund. 

An  impressive  record  of  membership 
figures  has  been  reached  by  the  St.  Louis 
Chapter  of  the  National  Women's  Com- 
mittee which  has  enrolled  96.5  members, 
including  65  Life  Members.  Announce- 
ment of  the  membership  figures  was  made 
at  the  Second  Annual  Meeting  of  the 
group  by  Mrs.  Morris  M.  Sachar.  St. 
Louis  Chapter  President. 

Further  announcements  disclosed  that 
more  than  $11,000  had  been  transmitted 
to  the  National  organization  for  the 
University.  Of  this  amount  $10,000  was 
comprised  of  dues  and  the  remainder  of 
Book  Fund  contributions.  Guest  speaker 
at  the  annual  affair  was  President  Abram 
L.  Sachar. 

St.  Louis  Chapter  officers  elected  at  the 
meeting  include  the  following:  Mrs. 
Morris  M.  Sachar,  President :  Mrs.  Sam 
("ohen,  Mrs.  Samuel  F'leischman.  and  Mrs. 
Max  C.  Jackman.  Vice  Presidents:  Mrs. 
Maurice  Schweitzer.  Financial  Secretary; 
Mrs.  Joseph  Oxenhandler,  Recording  Sec- 
retary: Mrs.  Sidney  Strauss.  Correspond- 
ing Secretary;  Mrs.  Oscar  Brand.  Treas- 
urer: Mrs.  Harry  E.  Lieberman.  Book 
Fund  Chairman:  Mrs.  Alviii  Barnett. 
Hospitality  Chairman. 

I'RE.^IOEM  OF  THF:  BO  I  HI)  George  Alpert,  second  jrom  right,  visited  the  If  est  luslaiuiuh 
and  was  honored  at  a  San  Francisco  luncheon  on  March  9  sponsored  hy  Benjamin  H.  Suig,  left. 
If  ith  Mr.  Sicig  and  Mr.  Ilpcrl  are  Miss  Lnlie  Goldstein  oj  .San  Francisco  nho  recently  endowed  the 
Alexander  Goldstein  Teaching  Felhmship  in  the  Social  Sciences  at  the  (  niversity  in  honor  oj  her 
late  hrother.  anil    lilolph  I  llman.  liuslon.  Chairman  oi  the  Creative  Arts  Center  Committee. 






The  James  Heii- 
r\  Yalem  Chair  in 
Economics  has  been 
established  at  Bran- 
d  e  i  s  through  the 
beneficence  of  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  Charles 
Yalem  of  Clayton. 
Mo.,  who  presented 
a  gift  to  the  Uni- 
memory  of  their  late  son. 
Yalem  is  President  of  the  Aetna 
Finance  Company,  a  member  of  the 
Board  and  Director  of  the  Jewish  Federa- 
tion of  St.  Louis,  the  Shaare  Emeth  Con- 
gregation, and  of  the  Children's  Research 
Foundation.  Mrs.  Yalem.  niece  of  the 
Detroit  philanthropist  and  civic  leader 
David  Brown,  is  also  active  in  local 
philanthropic  and  cultural  endeavors. 

James  Henry  Yalem.  for  whom  the 
new  Economics  Chair  is  named,  was  a 
graduate  of  Culver  Military  Academy  and 
enlisted  in  the  Air  Force  in  1943.  He 
lost  his  life  during  a  training  program  in 
1944  at  the  age  of  20.  He  is  survived  by 
his  parents,  his  brother.  Richard  Lewis, 
and  his  sister.  Carolyn  Jane  Kutten. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Charles  Yalem 


In  its  first  campaign  to  enlist  support 
for  Brandeis.  the  Chattanooga.  Tenn., 
community  sponsored  a  dinner  recently 
at  which  Trustees  President  George  Al- 
pert  was  the  featured  speaker.  Presiding 
at  the  meeting  were  Harr\  Miller  and 
Manuel  Russ.  co-chairmen  of  the  Chatta- 
nooga Chapter  of  the  Brandeis  Associates. 

Mr.  Miller  has  recently  re-entered  the 
business  world  after  12  years  of  retire- 
ment in  which  he  devoted  himself  to 
community  service  exclusively.  Mr.  Russ. 
a  prominent  businessman,  is  also  highly 
esteemed  among  Chattanoogans  for  his 
long  record  of  public-spirited  service. 

Harold  Cohn,  Detroit  artist,  has  given 
one  of  his  paintings,  "Wind  and 
Sand",  to  the  L'niversitv.  The  winner 
of  six  prizes  at  the  Detroit  Institute 
of  Art,  Mr.  Cohn  is  represented  in 
the  Boston  Museum  of  Fine  Arts, 
the  Detroit  Museum,  and  private 
collections  in  Detroit. 


Composer  Aaron  Copland  and  musi- 
cologist Alfred  Einstein  have  accepted  ap- 
pointments to  the  Educational  Policies 
Advisory  Committee  on  Music,  President 
Abram  L.  Sachar  has  announced.  Mr. 
Copland,  well  known  for  his  concert, 
film  and  ballet  theatre  scores,  was  a  guest 
lecturer  at  the  Institute  of  Adult  Educa- 
tion last  fall.  He  is  Director  of  the  Kous- 
sevitzk\  Music  Foundation,  the  Edward 
MacDowell  Association,  and  a  member  of 
the  League  of  Composers.  Last  month  he 
was  appointed  to  the  Charles  Elliot  Norton 
Chair  in  Poetry  at  Harvard. 

Dr.  Einstein,  music  historian,  author 
and  critic,  has  been  on  the  Smith  College 
nmsic  faculty  since  1931.  He  is  a  mem- 
ber ol  the  American  Musicological  SocietN 
and  of  the  Music  Library  Association. 

Mr.  Copland  and  Dr.  Einstein  join 
Leonard  Bernstein  on  the  committee  which 
is  headed  by  Dr.  Serge  Koussevitzky.  Con- 
ductor Emeritus  of  the  Boston  Symphony 
Orchestra  and  Director  of  the  Berkshire 
Music  Festival. 

^lllld^  pro\iding  for  the  ereali«»ii 
of  the  Rose  Schlow  Annual  Av»ard 
have  been  donated  by  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Charles  Schlow  of  Stale  College,  Pa., 
and  Mrs.  A.  Leopold  of  Philadelphia. 
The  award  is  in  memory  of  the  late 
Mrs.  Rose  Schlow,  mother  of  Mr. 
.Schlow  and  Mrs.  Leopold. 

To  be  preseiil4'fl  at  the  Annual 
Convocation  Exercises  in  June,  the 
awaril  will  be  gi\eii  to  a  student  out- 
standing for  his  good  citizenship  and 
contributions  to  the  welfare  of  the 
student  body.  A  faculty  committee 
will  be  designated  to  screen  the 
award   candidates. 

GUEST  SPEAKER  at  the  Queens,  N.  Y ., 
Women's  Committee  Chapter  meeting  was  Dr. 
Luduig  Lewisohn,  Professor  of  Comparative 
Literature.  He  is  shown  with  Mrs.  Irring  Kahn, 
President  of  the  Chapter. 


(Capitalizing  on  the  prominence  and 
athletic  prowess  of  their  guest,  Head 
Coach  Benny  Friedman,  the  active  and 
growing  Atlanta  Chapter  of  the  Women's 
Conmiittee  last  month  received  consider- 
able attention  in  the  community  with 
their  annual  meeting  on  January  29. 

Close  to  200  women  attended  the  des- 
sert tea  meeting,  and  a  number  of  Atlanta 
high  school  athletes  were  also  on  hand 
to  hear  Coach  Friedman  talk  about  the 
Brandeis  sports  program.  Decorations 
which  were  arranged  by  Mrs.  David  L. 
Slann.  Board  Member,  featured  miniature 
footballs  and  goal  posts  on  all  tables. 

Highlighting  the  meeting  was  the  re- 
election of  Mrs.  Sidney  Q.  Janus  as  Presi- 
dent. Vice  Presidents  in  charge  of  mem- 
bership Mrs.  Harold  Marcus  and  Mrs. 
Louis  Smith  ex])ressed  the  hope  that  total 
chapter  membership  would  increase  to 
1.000.  Mrs.  Joseph  Pintchuk.  Treasurer, 
reported  that  the  Chapter  s  contribution  to 
the  National  organization  had  reached 
almost  .SIO.OOO. 

COLUMBUS,  O..  El\- 
ROLLME.\T  in  the  local 
If'  omen  's  Committee 
Chapter  has  soared  to 
5.iiS  members,  including 
h3  Life  Members,  it  was 
announced  at  the  Char- 
ter Membership  Meeting 
on  January  26.  Left  to 
right  are  the  Chapter's 
officers:  (front)  Mrs. 
Theodore  Schlonsky  . 
Membership;  Mrs.  II- 
jred  Kobacker.  Presidrnl 
and  .'\ational  Boa  id 
Member;  (rear)  Mrs. 
Harry  Kollus  and  Mrs. 
Louis  .Mark,  Board  .Mem- 
bers; and  Mrs.  Herbert 
Fenburr.  I  ice  Chnirmirn 
of  the  Book  Fund. 




More  than  150  community  leaders  of 
Pittsburgh,  Pa.,  gathered  at  the  Schenley 
Hotel  recently  at  an  Associates  dinner 
and  heard  the  Brandeis  concept  outlined 
and  interpreted.  Pittsburgh  Committee 
Chairman  Leonard  Krieger  who  presided 
at  the  meeting  announced  that  $34,000 
was  pledged,  bringing  the  community's 
total  pledges  to  Brandeis  close  to  $70,000. 

Among  the  speakers  at  the  meeting  was 
Dr.  Solomon  Freehof  who  has  donated  a 
library  of  Judaica  and  philosophy  to  the 
Brandeis  Library.  The  collection  con- 
tains many  volumes  now  out  of  print  and 
others  printed  in  Europe.  Dr.  Freehof 
is  Rabbi  at  Rodef  Shalom  Temple. 


FLANS  for  Bran- 
deis University  Fops 
Night  are,  left  to 
right,  Sidney  L. 
K  are.  Program 
Committee  Chair- 
man of  the  Greater 
Boston  Chapter  of 
the  Brandeis  Asso- 
ciates ;  Hyman  Co- 
hen. Chapter  Presi- 
dent; Mark  If^er- 
man.  Chairman  of 
the  Frientls  of  the 
School  of  Music: 
and  H.  Leon  Shar- 
mat.  mem  her  of  the 
Steering  Committee 
of  the  Boston  Asso- 


The  establishment  by  the  Charles  Hay- 
den  Foundation  of  ten  scholarship  grants 



Proceeds  of  the  Annual  liall  of 
the  New  York  Graduate  Association 
of  Alpha  Epsilon  Phi  Sorority  were 
presented  to  Brandeis  University  to 
be  used  for  its  Student  Counselling 

Officers  of  the  Alpha  Epsilon  F'hi 
New  York  Graduate  Association  are 
Mrs.  Olga  Goodman,  Chairman  of 
the  Dance;  Mrs.  Joseph  Sheldon, 
Project  Chairman ;  and  Mrs.  Vera 
Sundelsoii  and  Mrs.  Sid  Cantor, 
Dance   Committee. 

to  aid  deserving  male  students  has  been 
announced  by  President  Abram  L.  Sachar. 

J.  Willard  Hayden.  President  of  the 
Foundation,  stated  in  a  letter  to  President 
Sachar  that  the  Foundation  will  make  the 
scholarship  grants  available  to  Brandeis 
for  the  coming  academic  vear.  Brandeis 
will  join  the  eight  educational  institutions 
now  receiving  Hayden  Foundation  grants 
including  New  York  Universitv.  Colum- 
bia, Fordham,  Stevens,  Boston  I  niversity, 
Massachusetts  Institute  of  Technology, 
and  Northeastern. 

Created  in  1937  by  Charles  Hayden. 
the  Foundation  assists  young  men 
through  financial  grants.  It  also  has 
offered  scholarship  aid  through  a  limited 
number  of  educational  institutions. 

STUDENTS  MEET  DIFLUMAT  James  G.  McDonald,  first  United  Stales  Ambassador  to  Israel,  ivho 
recently  resigned  from  his  post.  Shown  with  him  during  his  recent  visit  to  the  campus  are  Vera 
Rabinek,  '54,  Baltimore,  Md.,  ivhose  parents  are  nou  in  Israel:  anil  \adar  Safran.  '.5t.  one  of  the 
(^nii'ersity's  two  Israeli  students. 

The  Greater  Boston  Chapter  of  the 
Brandeis  Lfniversity  Associates  in  con- 
junction with  the  Friends  of  the  School 
of  Music  will  sponsor  the  first  Brandeis 
University  Pops  Night  on  June  23.  Hyman 
Cohen.  President  of  the  Chapter,  has  an- 
nounced. Adolph  Lillman.  one  of  Bran- 
deis' leading  benefactors  and  Chairman 
of  the  (ireative  Arts  Center  Committee. 
was  named  honorary  chairman  for  the 
musical  event  to  be  held  in  Boston's 
Symphony  Hall. 

The  decision  to  sponsor  the  affair  was 
unanimously  endorsed  at  a  meeting  of  the 
program  committee  for  the  Boston  Chap- 
ter of  the  Associates  with  representatives 
of  the  Friends  of  the  School  of  Music. 
Co-chairmen  of  the  Pops  Night  Commit- 
tee are  Mark  Werman,  Chairman  of  the 
Friends  of  the  School  of  Music  and  H. 
Leon  Sharmat.  a  mendaer  of  the  Steering 
Committee  of  the  Boston  Associates. 

The  Greater  Boston  Associates  Chapter 
will  also  sponsor  a  football  smoker  on 
September  2.5  prior  to  the  clash  with  the 
University  of  New  Hampshire.  Brandeis" 
first  varsity  game. 


Gladys  K.  Stern 
has  been  appointed 
Director  of  the 
Brandeis  University 
Associates,  it  has 
been  an n o u n c e d . 
Mrs.  Stern  joined 
the  Brandeis  staff 
last  year  as  a  Field 
Representative  of 
the  Office  of  Development  and  Resources. 

In  her  new  post  Mrs.  Stern  will  service 
the  activities  of  the  various  Brandeis 
llniversity  Associates  chapters  throughout 
the  nation.  Milton  Kahn,  Boston  philan- 
thropist and  businessman,  is  National 
Chairman  of  the  Associates. 

Mrs.  Stern 




FAIRS Emanuel  Gilbert,  lejt.  confers  iiith 
Norman  Rabb,  Secretary  of  the  Brandeis  Board 
ol  Trustees  and  Chairman  oj  the  Board  Pub- 
licity Committee.  Mr.  Gilbert  succeeds  Clar- 
ence Q.  Berger  icho  was  recently  appointed 
Executive   Assistant   to   President    Sachar. 


The  establishment  of  the  Haskell 
Epstein  Memorial  Scholarship,  to  be 
awarded  annually  to  a  graduate  of  the 
Newburgh  Free  Academy,  N.  Y.,  has 
been  announced  by  Morris  S.  Shapiro, 
Chairman  of  the  Board  Committee  on 
Scholarships  and  Aid. 

An  active  civic  leader  until  his  death 
in  1930.  Mr.  Epstein  was  the  owner  of  the 
Newburgh  Up-To-Date  Company.  Mr. 
Epstein  is  survived  by  his  widow  Mrs. 
Pearl  Epstein,  and  two  children.  Mrs. 
Norman  S.  Rabb  of  Boston  and  Mrs. 
Philip  Zimet  of  New  York  City.  His  son- 
in-law,  Mr.  Rabb,  is  Secretary  of  the 
Brandeis  Board  of  Trustees. 

The  Scholarship  was  awarded  for  the 
current  year  to  Sheldon  Shatz.  son  of  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  Louis  Shatz  of  Newburgh. 

Through  the  generosit)  of  the  Richard 
S.  Cohn  Foundation  of  Michigan,  an 
additional  laboratory  has  been  added  in 
the  William  H.  Sydeman  Building. 

To  be  designated  as  the  Richard  Cohn 
Chemistry  Laboratory  in  honor  of  the 
retired  Detroit  philanthropist,  the  new- 
unit  will  contain  equipment  for  organic 
and  physical  chemistry.  Modern  facilities 
will  be  provided  for  undergraduate  in- 
struction in  organic  chemistry  and  for 
advanced  work  in  the  chemical  sciences. 

Long  active  in  philanthropic  and  civic 
affairs.  Mr.  Cohn  served  as  President  of 
the  Telephone  Directory  Advertising 
Company  of  Michigan,  until  his  retire- 
ment. He  was  one  of  the  organizers  ol 
the  Rotary  Club  and  a  charter  member  of 
the  Adcraft  Club  of  Detroit. 

The  gift  was  directed  to  Brandeis  by 
Nate  S.  Shapero.  President  of  the  Cun- 
ningham Drug  Stores.  Inc..  of  Detroit,  one 
of  the  Trustees  of  the  Cohn  Foundation. 


In  Portland,  Me., 
George  I.  Lewis 
accepted  leadership 
of  the  local  Associ- 
ates program  at  a 
meeting  of  more 
than  40  prominent 
people  in  his  home. 
Active  in  the  plans 
for  the  meeting  were  Sidney  Wernick. 
President  of  the  Portland  Federation: 
Israel  Bernstein,  and  Harold  Nelson, 
widely  known  in  Portland  communal 
affairs.  Milton  Kahn.  National  Chairman 
of  the  Associates,  and  Clarence  Q.  Berger. 
Executive  Assistant  to  President  Sachar. 
were  guest  speakers. 

IN  LOS  ANGELES  last  month  Brandeis  Board  President  George  Alpert  met  with  three  outstdiidmii 
couples  who  have  established  .scholarship  funds  at  Brandeis.  Left  to  right  are  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Morris 
Press  (Morris  and  Mary  Press  Scholarship)  ;  Jay  Kasler;  Mr.  Alpert;  Mrs.  Kasler  (Jay  and  Marie 
Kasler  Foundation  Scholarship) :  and  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Joseph  D.  Shane  (John  and  Joan  Shane  Trust  Fund 



SCHOLARSHIP,  George  Nemetz.  ',54,  Clifjside 
Park.  N.  J.,  gets  a  word  oj  advice  from  Coach 
Benny  Friedman  during  spring  football  training. 
Nemetz  starred  in  both  the  freshman  football 
and  basketball  intercollegiate  programs. 

A  recent  addition  to  the  University  "s 
scholarship  funds  is  the  Ben  Cavalier 
Scholarship  Fund  established  by  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Sidney  Cavalier  of  Atlanta,  Ga.,  in 
the  name  of  their  5-year-old  son  Benjamin 
who    is    a    victim    of    infantile    paralysis. 

In  presenting  the  fund  to  the  Llniver- 
sity  Mr.  Cavalier  wrote:  "I  desire  that 
my  pledge  be  set  up  ...  to  assist  other 
boys  who  are  able  to  do  the  things  which 
[my  son]  cannot.  The  onlv  stipulation 
is  that  the  recipient  of  each  annual  award 
be  a  bov  of  any  faith,  who  meets  a  proper 
standard  of  scholarship,  athletic  ability, 
and  character.  The  Hebrew  translation 
of  the  name  Benjamin  is  'son  of  my  right 
arm."  We  hope  that  Brandeis  will  be  a 
strong  right  arm  for  all  who  need  it.  " 

This  year's  recipient  of  the  scholarship 
is  George  M.  Nemetz.  "54.  of  Cliffside 
Park.  N.  J. 


The  Young  League  for  Brandeis  Lhii- 
versity,  a  year-old  organization  comprised 
of  young  executives  and  professionals  in 
New  York  City,  will  hold  its  first  major 
event  of  the  year  on  behalf  of  the  Uni- 
versity on  May  19  in  the  form  of  a  Spring 
Dance  at  the  Ryewood  Country  Club  in 

The  Young  Leagues  objective  is  the 
purchase  of  scientific  equipment  for  the 
University.  The  group  was  formally 
organized  when  two  of  its  founding  mem- 
bers. Carl  Rice  and  Bernard  Grossman 
of  New  York,  heard  President  Abram  L. 
Sachar  and  Board  President  George 
Alpert  introduce  the  "Brandeis  Story." 

Young  League  officers  are  Carl  Rice, 
President:  Bernard  Grossman.  Vice  Pres- 
ident; Arnold  Gotthilf,  Treasurer:  and 
Terrey  Harwood,  Recording  Secretary. 






looking  ahead 

Brandeis  adds  to  Its  academic  staff 2 

buildings  going  up 4 

the  varsity  line-up 

a  visit  from  Israel 6 

meet  the  freshmen 7 

the  third  annual  convocation  ceremonies 

on  the  distaff  side 8 

convocation  highlights 10 

Vol.  II,  No.  2  Sept.  15,  1951 

Official  Publication  of  Bran- 
deis University  published  10 
times  during  the  year  (twice 
in  September  and  June; 
once  in  October,  December, 
January,  March,  April  and 
July)  at  Brandeis  University, 
415  South  Street,  Waltham 
54,  Mass.  Entered  as  second 
class  matter  at  the  Post 
Office   in    Boston,    Mass. 

the  republic  of  learning 12 

we  hereby  dedicate 14 

men   at   work 


Ina  Curelop,  Edi/or 

Art  work  and  cover  design: 
Donis  Asnin 

Campus  photographs: 
Ralph   Norman 

campus  concerts        17 

student  life 18 

Guggenheim   recipients 20 

On   the  cover:  Arriving  freshmen  catch  their  first  glimpse  of  the  University's  famous  Castle. 

looking  ahead 

Week-long  ceremonies  and  festivities  attending  the  Third  Annual  Convoca- 
tion Exercises  on  the  Brandeis  campus  in  mid-June  signalized  not  only  the  close 
of  the  academic  year  but  also  anticipated  the  opening  of  ihe  University's 
fourth  year  of  functioning,  the  year  which  spans  its  growth  from  a  hopeful 
blueprint  to  a  thriving  center  of  learning. 

With  the  admission  of  its  fourth  freshman  class,  the  Class  of  '55,  Brandeis 
for  the  first  time  begins  the  academic  year  with  a  complete  undergraduate 
enrollment.  The  250  freshmen  who  comprise  the  youngest  class  and  transfer 
students  bring  the  student  body  total  to  nearly  700.  To  maintain  its  generous 
financial  aid  program  for  students,  the  University  this  year  has  awarded 
scholarships,  grants-in-aid  and  loans  to  more  than  one-third  of  them. 

More  than  25  faculty  members,  including  noted  authorities  and  scholars  In 
many  fields,  have  been  added  to  preserve  the  established  low  ratio  of  ten 
students  to  one  instructor.  The  curriculum,  too,  has  been  augmented  In  every 
area  with  33  new  courses  and  at  least  ten  of  these  will  be  taught  by  faculty 
members  occupying  the  teaching  chairs  provided  by  benefactors. 

In  addition  to  these  academic  developments  the  University  launches  its 
fourth  year  with  several  new  physical  facilities  Including  two  women's  dormi- 
tories, an  athletic  training  area  and  a  playing  field  on  which  the  games  of  the 
University's  first  varsity  sports  season  are  being  held  this  fall.  Directors  of  the 
sports  program  look  forward  to  the  completion  of  the  Abraham  Shapiro 
Athletic  Center  for  which   ground  was  broken  during  Convocation  week. 

Those  friends  and  supporters  of  the  University  who  have  made  these  great 
strides  possible  will  share  a  sense  of  deep  gratification  with  University  officials 
next  June  when  the  first  Brandeis  degrees  are  conferred  at  the  First 
Commencement   Exercises. 

Leonard  Bernitein 
Professor  of  Music 
and  Director  of  the 
School  of  the  Creative  Arts 

Henry  Steel*  Commoger 
Visiting   Professor  of 
American  Civilization 

Rudolph  Kayser 
Assistant  Professor 
of  Philosophy 

Brandeis  adds  to 

The  faculty  appointments  for  the  academic  year  1951-52 
conform  to  the  high  standards  established  in  the  past  three 
years.  The  young  composer-conductor  Leonard  Bernstein 
joins  the  Brandeis  faculty  as  Professor  of  Music  and  Director 
of  the  School  of  the  Creative  Arts.  Since  his  conducting 
debut  In  1943,  the  young  protege  of  the  late  Dr.  Serge 
Koussevitzky  has  been  one  of  the  leading  figures  in  contem- 
porary American  music.  Mr.  Bernstein,  who  has  conducted 
the  New  York  Philharmonic  Symphony  Orchestra  and  the 
New  York  City  Symphony  Orchestra,  has  also  conducted  at 
Tanglewood,  in  Israel  and  in  most  of  the  major  cities  of  the 
United  States.  He  has  scored  successes  with  his  symphonies 
jereiuicih  and  The  Age  of  Anxiety  and  his  ballets  Fmicy  Free  and 
On  The  Town.  hHe  offers  the  experience  and  vision  necessary 
to  the  creation  of  a  strong  curriculum  in  the  arts. 

Henry  Steele  Commager,  for  many  years  known  as  the 
"distinguished  Columbia  University  historian,"  is  Visiting 
Professor  of  American  Civilization.  He  is  co-author  of 
The  Growth  of  the  Ainericdn  Republic  with  Samuel  Eliot 
Morison,  and  author  of  The  American  Mind  and  the  monu- 
mental work  DoaiDients  of  American  History.  Though  he  has 
a  lengthy  roster  of  books  and  articles  to  his  credit.  Professor 
Commager  says,  "I  am  not  primarily  a  writer,  but  a  teacher. 
That  is  what  I  like  best  and  it's  what  I  do  best." 

Louis  Kronenberger,  a  participant  in  the  1949  Institute  of 
Adult  Education  is  Visiting  Lecturer  In  the  Drama.  The 
esteemed  Tin/e  critic  and  associate  editor  Is  a  member  of 
the  Authors  League  of  America  and  drama  critic  of  Toivn 
and  Country.  Editor  of  several  anthologies  including  An 
Anthology  of  Light  Verse,  he  is  also  represented  in  numer- 
ous collections. 

The  composer  Harold  Shapero  has  been  appointed  as 
Lecturer  in  Music.  A  graduate  of  Harvard  University,  he  was 
the  recipient  of  several  awards,  among  them  two  Guggen- 
heim fellowships  and  a  Fulbrlght  grant  for  study  In  Rome. 
His  Symphony  for  Classical  Orchestra  was  commissioned  by  the 
Koussevitzky  Foundation.  The  first  faculty  member  In  the 
Fine  Arts,  Mitchell  Siporin,  brings  to  the  post  of  Artist  in 
Residence  his  valuable  talents  and  creative  activities.  Win- 
ner of  two  Guggenheim  and  Prix  de  Rome  fellowships,  his 
paintings  are  in  major  museums  throughout  the  United  States. 

The  eminent  Judaica  authority  Simon  Rawldowicz  has  been 
named  Professor  of  Hebrew  Literature  and  Jewish  Philoso- 
phy. Dr.  Rawldowicz  is  the  author  of  more  than  35  volumes 
dealing  with  phases  of  Jewish  history  and  contemporary 
Jewish  problems.  Formerly  Chairman  of  the  Hebrew  Depart- 
ment at  the  University  of  Leeds,  England,  he  is  Internationally 

its  academic  staff 

recognized  as  one  of  the  outstanding  figures  in  his  field. 
Wolf  Leslau  joins  Professor  Rawidowicz,  Nahunn  Glatzer  and 
Shiomo  Marenof  in  a  strong  assembly  of  authorities  on  the 
Near  East.  A  specialist  in  Coptic,  Arabic,  Syrian  and  other 
related  languages  and  cultures.  Dr.  Leslau  is  Visiting  Asso- 
ciate Professor  of  Near  Eastern  Languages. 

Brandeis  Ihis  year  also  welcomes  Irving  Fineman,  author 
and  literary  critic,  who  will  be  recalled  for  his  works  This 
Pine  Young  A\a>i.  The  Fig-Tree  Madnniia,  Hear  Ye  Sons  and 
Doctor  Addains.  A  graduate  of  M.I.T.,  he  comes  to  the 
Brandeis  faculty  from  Bennington  College.  Rudolph  Kayser, 
philosopher  and  historian,  Joins  the  University  after  serving 
on  the  faculties  of  the  Sorbonne,  New  School  of  Social 
Research  and  blunter  College.  He  has  authored  works  on 
Spinoza,  Kant  and  Jehuda  hialevi  and  for  more  than  ten  years 
was  editor-in-chief  of  Die  Nei/e  Riindschdii  in  Berlin. 

The  School  cT  Science  expands  with  the  addition  of  Sidney 
Golden,  Assistant  Professor  of  Chemistry,  who  formerly 
held  a  post  at  the  Polytechnic  Institute  of  Brooklyn.  In  1946 
Dr.  Golden  was  made  a  National  Research  Council  Predoc- 
toral  Fellow  in  Chemistry  and  received  the  Presidential  Cer- 
tificate of  Merit  in  1948.  Oscar  Goldman  joins  the  facultv  as 
Assistant  Professor  of  Mathematics  after  serving  on  the  fac- 
ulty of  hiarvard  University.  A  frequent  contributor  to  mathe- 
matics journals  both  here  and  abroad,  his  extensive  work  on 
the  Riemann-Roch  theorem  on  algebraic  surfaces  was  recently 
accepted  for  publication.  Albert  Kelner,  a  former  Special 
Research  Fellow  of  the  National  Cancer  Institute  at  hHarvard, 
comes  to  Brandeis  as  Assistant  Professor  of  Biology. 
Dr.  Kelner  was  graduated  from  the  University  of  Pennsylvania 
where  he  conducted  research  at  the  Medical  School. 

With  the  appointment  of  Abraham  Maslow  as  Associate 
Professor  of  Psychology,  Brandeis  adds  one  of  the  nation's 
leading  clinical  psychologists  to  the  School  of  Social  Sciences. 
Dr.  Maslow,  formerly  on  the  faculty  of  Brooklyn  College, 
Is  co-author  of  Principles  of  Abnomud  Psychology  with  Bela 
Mittlemann  and  author  of  over  50  articles,  many  of  which 
have  been  translated  into  foreign  languages.  James  Klee 
comes  to  Brandeis  as  Lecturer  in  Psychology  from  the  Univer- 
sity of  Nebraska.  During  the  last  seven  years  he  has  combined 
teaching  with  conducting  research.  Dr.  Klee  is  the  author 
of  Problems  of  Selective  Behavior  and  Is  a  regular  contributor 
to  psychology  Journals.  Lewis  A.  Coser  joins  the  University 
as  Lecturer  In  the  Social  Sciences.  Formerly  on  the  faculty 
of  Columbia  University,  his  extensive  writings  cover  the 
fields   of   international   politics,   sociology  and   literature. 

Simon   Rawidowici 

Professor  of  Hebrew 

Literature  and 

Jewish   Philosophy 

Irving   Fineman 

Lecturer   in 


Mitchell   Siporin 

Artist  in 


buildings  going  up 

One  of  the  University's  most  pressing  problems,  intensive  growth,  is  being 
solved  by  the  steady  progress  on  the  physical  expansion  program  adopted  in 
the  spring  of  1950.  In  the  year  and  a  half  since  the  inception  of  construction, 
the  University  has  announced  the  completion  of  Ridgewood  Quadrangle,  a 
five-unit  men's  residence,  William  H.  Sydeman  hiall,  a  classroom  building,  and 
the  Abraham  Marcus  Playing  Field.  Coinciding  with  the  opening  of  the  fourth 
academic  year,  the  first  two  of  five  structures  to  form  another  quadrangle 
similar  to  Ridgewood  are  being  readied  on  the  site  of  the  huge  excavations 
which  were  the  only  evidences  of  building  activity  when  students  and  faculty 
left  the  campus  for  the  summer  recess. 

These  first  buildings  of  the  projected  quadrangle,  temporarily  to  be  named 
hHamilton,  the  street  on  which  it  faces,  are  modern  women's  dormitories  now 
undergoing  finishing  touches.  Residents  fortunate  enough  to  be  housed  there 
will  find  its  facilities  more  than  adequate.  Each  of  the  buildings  contains  a 
step-down  lounge,  proctor's  suite,  kitchenette,  recreation  room  and  music 
room.  The  basements  of  the  three-story  dormitories  provide  wardrobe  storage 
and  trunk  rooms  for  the  144  women  who  will  occupy  the  66  double  and  12 
single  rooms.  The  architect's  sketch  of  the  Quadrangle  is  reproduced  below. 

As  work  on  the  dormitories  goes  into  the  final  stages  the  foundation  for  a 
two-story  student  facilities  building  is  being  laid.  The  entire  lower  floor  will 
be  a  modern  dining  hall,  while  on  the  floor  above  student  organizations  will 
find  ample  elbow-room  for  conducting  their  business  and  social  affairs.  Con- 
struction of  this  third  phase  of  hiamilton  Quadrangle  will  begin  as  soon  as  work 
is  completed  on  the  dormitories  which  have  priority  over  any  other  building. 
The  finished  quadrangle,  to  be  comprised  of  these  buildings  and  three  more 
still  in  the  blueprint  stage,  will  enclose  a  fresh-water  pond  encircled  by  a 
broad  walk.  Symbolizing  the  rapid  growth  of  the  University,  these  latest 
developments  are  the  tangible  results  of  the  vision  and  foresight  of  the 
Brandeis  founders. 

Mrs.  Abraham  Marcus, 
Baltimore,  at  plaque 
honoring  her  late  hus- 
band (top).  Breaking 
ground  for  Abraham 
Shapiro  Athletic  Cen- 
ter (below)  are  Mau- 
rice J.  Tobin,  Secretary 
of  Labor  and  Honorary 
Chairman  of  Shapiro 
and  Jacob 

Abe  W. 

the    varsity    line-up 

There's  an  optimistic  atmosphere  on  the 
campus  as  the  time  draws  near  for  the  Univer- 
sity's debut  in  varsity  athletic  competition.  The 
Judges  will  set  forth  on  the  afternoon  of  Sep- 
tember 29  at  the  Brandeis  stadium  against  the 
best  in  small  college  football  —  the  University 
of  New  hiampshire  Wildcats. 

Benny  Friedman,  an  Ail-American  if  there 
ever  was  one,  is  the  guiding  spirit,  hie  has  sur- 
rounded himself  with  a  young  and  capable  staff 
of  assistants  who  are  molding  a  speedy  aggre- 
gation that  has  five  home  games  and  three 
tilts   on   the   road. 

After  the  New  hiampshire  opener  the 
Judges  play  American  International,  hlofstra, 
Bradley,  Wayne,  Champlain,  Rider  and 
Arnold.  It's  an  ambitious  schedule  but  one 
which  Sid  Goldfader,  one  of  the  best  backs  in 
New  England,  and  his  cohorts  can  handle  com- 
petently. Freshmen  will  be  available  for  varsity 
competition  under  the  N.C.A.A.  ruling  to  sup- 
ply the  reserve  strength  needed  in  today's 
platoon-system  football. 

Basketball  comes  on  the  scene  later  with  a 
strong  20-game  slate  Including  all  the  local 
powerhouses  as  well  as  several  eastern  and 
midwest  quintets.  Coach  Harry  Stein  has  high 
hopes  of  continuing  on  the  win  side  where  the 
Judges  finished  up  last  season.  In  the  spring, 
baseball  will  also  have  a  full  slate  under  the 
supervision  of  Walt  Mahoney. 

But  for  now,  strengthen  your  vocal  cords  and 
get  ready  to  root  the  Judges  home  to  victory 
against  New   Hampshire's   potent  gridmen. 

David  Ben-Gurion,  Is- 
raeli Prime  Minister 
(seated,  riglit)  witli 
Dr.  Sachar  and  Trustees 
(standing,  left  to  right) 
Jacob  Shapiro,  Dudley 
Kimball,  Meyer  Jaffe, 
Joseph  F.  Ford,  Board 
Chairman  George 
Alpert  and  Morris 
S.  Shapiro. 

a  visit  from  Israel 

"We  are  a  small  people  and  we  will  always 
remain  so.  Economically  and  militarily  we  will 
never  compare,  nor  have  the  ambition  to  com- 
pare, with  the  great  and  mighty  on  the  earth. 
.  .  .  Our  ambition  is  to  be  second  to  none  in 
the  way  of  humanity,  in  the  way  of  culture,  in 
the  way  of  science,  in  the  way  of  art.  .  .  ." 

In  a  voice  tense  with  emotion,  the  Prime 
Minister  of  the  State  of  Israel,  David  Ben- 
Gurion,  spoke  these  words  in  an  eventful  mes- 
sage delivered  at  a  student  convocation  one 
month  previous  to  the  Third  Annual  Convoca- 
tion. Nearly  3,000  students  from  New  England 
colleges  journeyed  to  the  campus  to  hear  the 
white-haired   "father  of  Israeli   independence." 

When  the  Prime  Minister  appeared  on  the 
platform  in  the  van  of  a  full-dress  academic 
procession,  he  drew  a  standing  ovation  from 
the  crowd  which  had  been  gathering  in  the 
Library  Triangle  for  two  hours  before  his 
arrival.  Addressing  his  youthful  listeners  as  "my 
fellow  students,"  the  Prime  Minister  described 

the  task  of  the  Jewish  people  in  Israel  as  a 
"Maase  B'reshit"  —  a  work  of  creation.  The 
establishment  of  Israel,  he  said,  proves  again 
"the  supremacy  of  the  spirit  of  man  over  sheer 
physical  forces.  ...  It  was  that  belief  In  the 
spiritual  superiority  of  man  which  made  our 
people  the  eternal  people." 

His  voice  carrying  to  the  farthest  corners  of 
the  grassy  Triangle,  the  Israeli  Chief  of  State 
told  the  gathering  that  the  immediate  task  fac- 
ing Israel  is  the  rebuilding  of  the  ancient  home- 
land and  the  rescue  of  "our  oppressed  broth- 
ers" in  other  lands.  But  the  ultimate  test  of  the 
new  nation,  he  declared,  will  be  "the  test  of 
the  spirit.  .  .  .  We  came  back  not  merely  to 
have  our  own  government,  our  own  economy, 
our  own  army,  our  own  independence.  We 
came  back  with  a  great  human  purpose.  We 
believe  that  we  can  show  the  world  how  people 
can  live  without  competition,  without  hatred  in 
a  land  where  the  ruling  principle  is  brotherhood 
and  cooperation." 

meet  the  freshmen 

by  C.  Ruggles  Smith 

Director  of  Admissions 

Once  again  the  fall  campus  is 
alive  with  returning  students  as 
the  fourth  freshman  class  at  Bran- 
deis  joins  in  the  excitement  of 
registration  and  programming. 
But  the  active  discussions  of  col- 
lege curricula  are  mixed  with 
talk  of  graduate  schools  and 
permanent  Jobs,  for  this  year 
Brandeis  University  will  graduate 
its  first  senior  class. 

Like  their  predecessors,  the 
250  members  of  the  Class  of  '55 
bring  to  Brandeis  a  mosaic  of 
cultures  not  only  of  this  country 

but  of  many  others.  More  than  two-thirds  of  the  class  come  from  areas 
outside  of  Massachusetts.  They  hail  from  15  states  and  seven  foreign 
nations,  Including  England,  Canada,  Egypt  and  France.  A  freshman  from 
the  Netherlands  West  Indies  reports  that  Brandeis  is  well  known  In  his  city 
of  Curacao.  All  totalled,  the  700  undergraduates  at  Brandeis  this  year 
are  drawn  from  30  states  and  eleven  countries. 

To  some  of  these  freshmen  the  question  of  their  future  careers  is  a 
hazy  one,  still  to  be  determined;  others  have  had  valuable  experience  in 
their  chosen  fields.  From  New  York  comes  a  budding  scientist  with  several 
summers'  study  In  cancer  research  behind  her  at  the  Jackson  Memorial 
Laboratory;  a  former  communications  chief  In  the  United  States  Air  Force 
and  executive  in  an  advertising  agency  from  hHaverhill,  Mass.;  from  Lon- 
don, England,  a  former  fighter  in  the  hiaganah,  worker  in  DP  camps  and 
co-founder  of  a  collective  settlement  in  Israel. 

WHh  the  Inception  of  each  new  class,  Brandeis'  association  with  other 
colleges  and  universities  grows  steadily  stronger.  This  year  30  transfer 
students  were  enrolled  with  advanced  standing.  The  University  now  has 
representatives  from  such  colleges  as  hiarvard.  Bates,  University  of  Chi- 
cago and  hiebrew  University  in  Jerusalem.  From  Boston  University  comes  a 
Japanese  girl,  formerly  an  Interpreter  with  the  United  States  Army  of 
Occupation  during  World  War  II,  and  from  Hiram  College,  Ohio,  a  stu- 
dent from  the  South  African  Negro  Republic  of  Liberia,  who  has  been  a 
secretary  to  the  Liberian  delegation  in  the  UN. 

As  Brandeis  enters  its  fourth  year,  the  students'  role  in  maintaining  Its 
high  reputation  grows  in  importance.  To  those  not  associated  with  the 
University  the  proof  of  the  pudding  will  be  in  the  eating,  and  Brandeis' 
name  will  be  measured  only  by  Its  graduates.  Brandeis  welcomes  the  mem- 
bers of  the  Class  of  '55  as  its  future  representatives  with  faith  and  assur- 
ance in  their  success. 


on  the 

On  a  recent  occasion  President  Sachar 
was  asked  by  an  admiring  colleague  how  his 
fledgling  university  could  have  achieved  the 
physical  development  and  academic  stature 
it  has  with  no  endowments,  no  alumni,  and 
only  a  three-year-old  undergraduate  program. 
"That's  easy,"  Dr.  Sachar  replied,  "Cherchez 
la  jeinme."  But  continuing  less  facetiously  he 
described  the  role  of  the  National  Women's 
Committee  as  one  of  the  most  dynamic  forces 
In  the  advancement  of  the  University. 

Demonstrating  how  effective  a  group  it 
Is,  the  Women's  Committee  sent  close  to  200 
delegates  from  44  of  the  71  chapters  to  the 
Brandeis  campus  for  a  five-day  conclave  to 
evaluate  the  past  year's  achievements  and  to 
step  up  the  program  for  the  coming  year.  It 
was  the  third  time  the  women  had  met  for 
their  Annual  Conference,  the  first  time  that 
they  gathered  on  the  Brandeis  campus. 

Delegates  to  the  Third  Annual  Conference  of  the  National 
Wonnen's  Committee  held  their  sessions  on  the  shaded 
lawns    of   the    Smith    Hall    Quadrangle.   Above,    the    women 

hold  a  buffet  lunch  and  below,  delegates  give  their 
attention  to  the  speaker  in  &n  afternoon  discussion  meeting. 
The   ivied   turrets  of  the  Castle  are   in  the   background. 

distaff  side 

Mrs.   Irving   Abrams 
National  President 

The  tone  of  the  Conference  was  set  at  the 
opening  banquet  on  the  night  of  the  Third 
Annual  Convocation  with  an  address  by  Mrs. 
Vera  Micheles  Dean,  distinguished  authority 
on  international  affairs  and  Research  Director 
of  the  Foreign  Policy  Association. 

To  maintain  the  same  level  of  cogent 
analysis,  faculty  members  Irving  Fine,  Robert 
Thornton,  Ludwig  Lewisohn  and  Max  Lerner 
discussed  "Education  for  Youth  in  the  World 
Today."  Distilling  their  views  on  the  arts,  the 
sciences,  the  humanities  and  the  social 
sciences  for  capsule  presentation,  the  four 
concurred  on  one  basic  point:  that  every 
phase  of  enlightenment  and  culture  should  be 
exposed  to  the  student  during  his  educative 
process  to  foster  his  development  as  a  whole 
Individual.  hHow  deeply  the  faculty's  teaching 
formula  penetrates  was  substantiated  later  in 
talks  by  students  who  transmitted  a  sense  of 

purpose  and  a  mature  grasp  of  problems,  ab- 
stract or  concrete. 

Through  the  entire  Conference  coursed  a 
powerful  undercurrent  of  responsibility,  pride 
and  rededication.  It  surged  to  the  surface 
when  Mrs.  hHarry  L.  Michaels,  founder  and 
three-time  president,  was  paid  tribute  on  her 
retirement  with  a  specially  inscribed  plaque 
and  unanimous  election  to  the  hlonorary  Vice 
Presidency.  It  expressed  itself  in  the  presenta- 
tion to  Dr.  Sachar  of  chapter  gifts  totalling 
$172,000,  equivalent  to  the  normal  income 
of  a  $4,000,000  endowment;  or,  again.  In  the 
installation   of  the   newly  elected   officers. 

Declared  the  current  presidential  incum- 
bent, Mrs.  Irving  Abrams  of  Boston,  "With 
Brandels  the  dramatic  success  it  is,  it's  small 
wonder  that  the  Women's  Committee  con- 
tinues to  capture  the  hearts  and  Imaginations 
of  thousands  of  women." 

President  Sachar  and  Professor  Lerner  enioy  the  solicitude  of 
Conference  Chairnnan  Mrs.  Joseph  Schneider  of  Boston  be- 
fore  the    dinner   meeting    featuring    a    faculty   symposium. 

Mrs.  Irving  Abrams,  National  President,  Susan  Brandeis,  Honor- 
ary President,  and  Mrs.  Harry  L.  Michaels,  retiring  President, 
blow  out  the  candles  on  birthday  cake. 

convocation  highlights 

Marching  up  to  the  platform 
(above)  in  the  academic  pro- 
cession Is  Dr.  Robert  Moynard 
Hutchlns,  left,  Associate  Direc- 
tor of  the  Ford  Foundation, 
former  President  and  Chancel- 
lor of  the  University  of  Chi- 
cago, and  featured  speaker  at 
the  Convocation  Exercises.  He 
Is  accompanied  by  Dr.  John  J. 
Desmond,  Jr.,  Commissioner  of 
Education  of  the  Common- 
wealth of  Massachusetts.  Three 
officials  get  together  (left)  for 
an  informal  chat  just  before 
the  academic  procession.  Left  to 
right  are  Board  Chairman 
George  Alpert,  Dr.  Hutchins  & 
President  Abram  L.  Sachar. 


student  Marshals  Paul  Leven- 
son  '52,  Marblehead,  Mass., 
President  of  the  Student 
Union  and  Gustav  Ranis  '52, 
Bethel,  Conn.,  lead  the  stu- 
dent procession  (right).  Mak- 
ing his  address  (below)  is  Dr. 
Hutchins.  The  Exercises  were 
delayed  at  the  outset  when 
the  audience  of  more  than 
4,000  took  cover  from  a  sud- 
den downpour;  many  found 
shelter  on  the  platform.  Eight 
prizes  for  scholarship  and  good 
citizenship  were  presented  by 
Dr.  Max  Lerner  (bottom). 
Chairman  of  the  Faculty  Com- 
mittee on  Student  Awards. 
Receiving  his  prize  is  Abraham 
Heller  "53.  Claremont,  N.H. 




the  republic 

Condensed      from      the      address      given      at      the 
Third  Annual  Convocation  Exercises,  June  17,  1951 

We  know  that  we  are  closer  to  war  now  than  we  have  been  In  the  last  five 
years  and  that,  If  the  war  connes,  It  will  be  the  worst  the  world  has  ever  seen. 
It  will  be  the  first  within  the  memory  of  living  men  in  which  the  cities  and  homes 
of  America  will  be  destroyed.  Even  now,  unless  some  change  occurs  In  the 
policy  of  this  country  or  In  the  International  situation,  we  know  that  some  of 
you  will  sooner  or  later  be  called  to  the  colors  and  sent  overseas  to  remote 
parts  of  the  earth  to  face  danger  and  death. 

If  the  object  of  education  Is  to  prepare  you  for  a  better  job,  then  there  Is 
Ittle  It  can  do  for  you  when  the  only  vocation  that  you  are  certain  to  follow 
Is  soldiering.  If  the  object  of  education  Is  to  give  you  a  leg  up  the  social  lad- 
der, then  it  should  be  abandoned  when  society  Is  In  disintegration.  If  the 
object  of  education  Is  to  adjust  you  to  your  environment,  then  It  seems  a 
footless  enterprise  when  nobody  knows  what  your  environment  will  be.  Educa- 
tion is  a  process  by  which  men  are  made  better.  The  most  truly  human  being 
Is  the  man  who  has  most  fully  developed  his  moral,  Intellectual,  and  spiritual 
powers.  The  object  of  education  Is  to  develop  his  Intellectual  powers.  This  is 
accomplished  by  persistent  Inquiry  Into  the  reason  for  things. 

hience  we  see  why  higher  education  Is  likely  to  be  unpopular  with  the  domi- 
nant elements  in  society.  They  would  be  perfectly  willing  to  support  an  edu- 
cational program  designed  to  fit  the  young  Into  society  with  a  minimum  of 
discomfort,  to  have  the  university  perform  the  same  functions  as  the  nursery 
school.  Persistent  inquiry  Into  the  reason  for  things  Is  likely  to  be  disquieting. 
Independent  thought  is  almost  by  definition  disturbing.  Large  and  Influential 
groups  In  America  have  therefore  always  sought  to  limit  the  Independence 
of  the  university's  thought  and  the  scope  of  Its  Inquiry.  Sometimes  these 
groups  have  operated  In  the  name  of  religion;  but  more  often  they  have  car- 
ried on  their  subversive  activities,  as  they  are  doing  now,  In  the  name  of 
patriotism.  A  society  that  limits  independent  thought  and  free  Inquiry  must 
die.  And  the  rulers  of  the  Soviet  Union  will  yet  learn  this  to  their  cost. 

When  we  see  that  the  principal  cultural  manifestation  of  our  epoch  Is  the 
comic  book,  when  we  listen  to  the  radio,  look  at  television,  and  read  the  news- 
papers, we  wonder  whether  universal  education  has  been  the  great  boon  to  clv- 


of  learning 

by  Dr.  Robert  Maynard  Hutchins 

ilization  that  its  sponsors  have  always  claimed 
that  it  would  be.  It  is  impossible  to  believe  that 
an  education  limited  to  childhood  and  youth, 
even  if  everybody  has  it,  is  adequate  for  any 
democratic  society.  The  reason  is  that  the 
knowledge  that  the  citizens  of  such  a  society 
need  most  cannot  be  fully  grasped  in  child- 
hood and  youth.  They  may,  indeed  they  must, 
be  introduced  to  these  branches  of  knowledge; 
but  they  cannot  comprehend  them. 

There  is  one  great  educational  generalization 
that  I  am  prepared  to  assert  without  qualifica- 
tion and  that  is  that  one  cannot  understand 
action  without  acting;  one  cannot  learn  to  do 
anything  without  doing  it;  and  that  since  some 
subjects,  and  they  are  some  of  the  most  im- 
portant, require  experience  for  their  compre- 
hension, they  cannot  be  comprehended  by  the 
inexperienced.  Among  such  subjects  I  Include 
history,  ethics,  economics,  politics  and  litera- 
ture. These  subjects  must  be  studied  in  youth; 
but  to  study  them  in  youth  and  never  study 
them  again  is  a  fatal  error,  one  of  which  we  in 
America  have  always  been  guilty  and  for  which 
we  are  paying  the  penalty  now  in  the  adoles- 
cence of  our  political  reactions. 

Montesquieu  said  that  whereas  the  principle 
of  a  monarchy  was  honor,  and  the  principle  of 
a  tyranny  was  fear,  the  principle  of  a  republic 
was  education.  The  goal  toward  v/hlch  we 
started  with  the  Athenians  twenty-five  centu- 
ries  ago   is   an    unlimited    republic   of   learning 

and  a  world-wide  political  republic  mutually 
supporting  each  other.  In  the  political  republic 
of  today  we  must  see  to  it  that  young  people 
go  to  school  and  college,  not  to  get  an  educa- 
tion once  and  for  all,  but  to  begin  that  which 
as  citizens  of  the  political  republic  and  the 
republic  of  learning  they  should  pursue  as  long 
as  they  live. 

Specialism,  vocationalism,  and  the  elective 
system  have  broken  up  the  community  once 
formed  by  the  common  schools.  This  is  why 
the  great  triumphs  of  science  and  technology 
have  been  accompanied  by  a  loss  of  under- 
standing. We  have  discovered  that  it  is  pos- 
sible to  know  more  and  more  and  understand 
less  and  less.  And  so  —  and  this  Is  a  most  sen- 
sational paradox  —  the  fulfillment  of  ambitions 
that  have  animated  man  since  the  dawn  of  his- 
tory ends  In  the  trivialization  of  his  life. 

We  must  admit  that  If  the  American  people 
had  achieved  the  emotional  and  intellectual 
maturity  that  they  yet  show  no  signs  of  reach- 
ing, Soviet  Russia  would  still  be  a  problem.  But 
we  must  admit,  too,  that  America,  with  great 
emotional  and  Intellectual  Immaturity  and 
tremendous  power,  is  also  a  danger  to  the 
peace  of  the  world.  Emotional  and  intellectual 
maturity  Is  precisely  what  Socrates  sought  to 
produce,  hie  lived  too  late  to  succeed  in  his 
own  time  and  country.  May  heaven  avert  the 
omen  and  make  the  republic  of  learning  suc- 
cessful in  ours. 


LOUIS  E^>'"^^l 


BOARS    '    ' 

oti  sehalf  : 


WHO  HAVE  ^i  • 


AS  a:   : 


ABKAHAM  V/  i^. 



■T£SS  OF    ■  . 

:  -EasiTY' 




we  hereby 

An  air  of  profound  devotion  characterized 
the  simple  cerennony  which  took  place  on  the 
Brandeis  cannpus  on  June  15.  To  the  casual 
observer  the  affair  might  have  been  one  of 
many  which  occur  in  the  day-to-day  routine 
of  the  academic  year,  yet  those  families  and 
friends  of  the  Brandeis  benefactors  who 
gathered  for  the  specially  called  Dedication 
Day  Exercises  were  deeply  aware  of  the 
momentous  precedent  they  were  setting. 

During  the  Convocation  week  the  Univer- 
sity had  set  aside  one  day  to  dedicate  the 
new  facilities  named  for  those  whose  indivi- 
dual affirmations  of  the  Brandeis  ideals  are 
creating  a  new  force  in  higher  education. 
The  people  whose  names  these  facilities  bear 
came  from  all  parts  of  the  country,  but  all 
shared  a  common  vision.  For  them  the  logical 
activation  of  that  vision  has  been  the  provi- 
sion at  Brandeis  for  dormitories,  recreation 
and  teaching  facilities  and  laboratories. 

The  family  of  the  late  Louis  Emerman  of 
Chicago  journeyed  to  the  campus  to  see 
Emerman  Hall,  one  of  the  units  of  the  Rldge- 
wood  Quadrangle  dormitories;  the  family  and 
friends  of  the  late  William  H.  Sydeman, 
prominent  New  York  merchant,  came  to  see 
Sydeman  hHall,  which  houses  classrooms, 
faculty  offices  and  laboratories;  Bostonlans 
Edyth  and  Irving  Usen  admired  the  Com- 
mons Room  which  bears  their  name;  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Charles  Fruchtman,  noted  Toledo 
philanthropists,  and  members  of  their  family 
visited  Fruchtman  hiall,  a  double  unit  of  the 
RIdgewood  dormitories;  and  the  family  of  the 



Cutting  the  ribbon  on  the  main  entrance  of 
Charles  Fruchtman  Hall,  a  double  unit  of  the 
RIdgewood  Quadrangle  men's  residences,  are 
(below)  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Charles  Fruchtman  of 
Toledo,  Oliio,  who  visited  the  campus  for 
Dedication  Day  Exercises.  Also  present  at 
the  ceremonies  were  members  of  the  Syde- 
man  family  (left)  for  dedication  of  William 
H.  Sydeman  Hall,  a  classroom  building.  Left 
to  right  are  Dr.  Solomon  Rubin,  Alfred  P. 
Grossman,  Mrs.  Grossman,  and  Mrs.  Daniel 

late  Abraham  Shapiro,  eminent  Bostonlan 
and  one  of  the  original  members  of  the 
Brandeis  Board  of  Trustees,  was  on  hand 
for  the  ground-breaking  of  the  Abraham 
Shapiro  Athletic  Center. 

Though  time  limited  the  Dedication  Exer- 
cises, benefactors  and  their  families  were  con- 
scious of  the  heartfelt  gratitude  expressed 
by  University  officials  and  students  and 
in  the  eloquent  tribute  from  guest  speaker 
Maurice  J.  Tobin,  United  States  Secretary  of 
Labor.  In  these  few  words  lay  their  thanks  for 
the  rapid  development  of  the  University, 
forged  with  the  faith,  energy  and  resources 
of  supporters  who  have  made  Brandeis  a 
strong  pillar  in  American  higher  education. 

As  future  Dedication  Day  Exercises  follow, 
the  present  buildings  will  be  succeeded  by 
yearly  additions  to  the  University  that  will 
stand  as  perpetual  memorials  to  benefactors 
whose  names  will  be  echoed  and  re-echoed 
by   generations  of   Brandeis  students. 


men  at  work 

Re-elected  National  Chair- 
man of  the  Brondeis  Uni- 
versity Associates  was 
Milton  Kohn  of  Boston 
(below).  Getting  together 
for  an  informal  chat  at  the 
Associates  Assembly  are 
Herman  Mintz,  Chairman  of 
the  Assembly;  Joseph  Lin- 
sey,  Chairman  of  the  Bron- 
deis University  Athletic 
Association;  and  Harold 
Sherman  Goldberg,  Chair- 
man of  the  Board,  Greater 
Boston  Associates  Chapter. 

"In  order  to  have  a  true  national  organization  we  must  stimulate  all 
our  Associates  in  every  city  of  the  country  to  feel  the  spirit  that  those 
near  Boston  do,"  said  hlerman  Mintz  of  Boston,  acting  Chairman  of  the 
First  National  Assembly  of  the  Brandeis  University  Associates.  These 
words  were  the  core  of  the  conclusions  that  came  out  of  the  meeting  on 
campus  on  June  16. 

Until  the  Assembly  the  emphasis  of  the  Associates  had  been  mainly  on 
enlarging  the  numbers  of  the  energetic  and  determined  group  on  a  nation- 
wide scale.  The  keen  discussions  of  the  delegates  who  journeyed  from 
Toledo,  Ohio,  Miami  Beach,  Florida  and  Roanoke,  Virginia,  focused  atten- 
tion on  the  importance  of  a  more  detailed  hierarchy  of  officers  through- 
out the  country.  By  next  June,  the  Associates  will  have  extensive  develop- 
ments in  their  organization  to  report  to  the  Second  National  Assembly. 

The  Associates  has  undertaken  the  salient  job  of  an  intensive  member- 
ship campaign.  Its  numbers,  delegates  noted,  have  swelled  from  1,000  to 
3,000;  its  support  has  grown  from  a  handful  of  chapters  entered  in  the 
New  England  area  to  more  than  30  units  in  states  across  the  nation.  From 
this  significant  Assembly  came  the  decision  to  embark  on  a  program  for 
the  enrollment  of  7,500  members  by  Commencement  next  June.  This 
figure,  almost  double  the  present  membership,  will  enable  the  Associates 
to  help  bridge  the  gap  between  the  University's  income  and  expenditures, 
a  traditional  function  of  university  alumni  organizations. 

Under  the  vigorous  national  leadership  of  Milton  Kahn,  re-elected  to 
]he  Chairmanship  at  the  Assembly,  Brandeis  University  Associates  are 
making  magnificent  contributions  as  loyal  "foster  alumni."  They  can  look 
forward  to  a  secure  future  with  confidence,  for  they  have  laid  a  firm 
foundation  upon  which  to  pyramid  their  prospective  activities. 


campus  concerts 

Last  year  the  Friends  of  the  School  of  Music 
launched  its  first  major  series  of  on-campus 
concerts.  The  series  marked  the  culmination 
of  untiring  efforts  to  bring  outstanding,  rarely- 
performed  music  to  the  campus.  More  signifi- 
cantly, it  heralded  the  establishment  of  a  vital 
music  center  at  the  University. 

An  enthusiastic  audience  thronged  Nathan 
Seifer  hiall  at  the  first  concert  in  November  to 
hear  hierman  Godess  (below)  In  his  Boston 
debut,  and  again  in  January  gave  a  warm  wel- 
come to  Norma  Farber,  premier  prix  winner  in 
singing,  in  her  gifted  recital  of  Goethe  lieder. 

Students  had  the  opportunity  to  hear  an 
outstanding  member  of  the  faculty  in  a  pro- 
fessional concert  role  at  the  following  concert 
when  Irving  Fine  and  Zvi  Zeitlen,  Israeli  violin- 
ist, performed  selections  by  Mozart,  Stravin- 
sky, Ben  Zion  Orgad  and  Fine. 

The  last  two  events  were  a  trio  concert  with 
Professor  Erwin   Bodky  and   Boston  Symphony 
Orchestra    members    Samuel    Mayes    and    Al- 
fred Krips,  and  the  performance  of  Schubert's 
Bectutiful  Maid  of  the   Mill  by   bass   bari- 
tone Paul  Matthen.  The  series  has  set  a 
high  standard  for  prospective  events 
when   Brandels  will   be  a   center  of 
great  musical  activity. 




students  form  a  grand  march 
after  crowning  Evelyn 
Rosenkrantz  '54,  Pottsville, 
Pa.,  Queen  of  the  Spring 
Formal,  one  of  the  many 
successful  events  of  last 
season  (circle).  Vistas  of 
former  centuries  appeared 
on  campus  at  the  Beaux 
Arts  Ball.  Winners  and  run- 
ners-up  (below)  in  Gay 
Nineties  costumes  and  Ro- 
man togas  pose  happily  for 
contemporary  cameraman. 
(Opposite  page,  center) 
Elizabeth  Ward  '53,  Fall 
River,  and  Robert  Griffin 
'54,  Roxbury,  Mass.,  carry 
their  trays  at  the  Student 
Union  Charity  Banquet  cli- 
maxing a  week  of  student 
fund-raising  activities.  Mem- 
bers of  the  Drama  Society 
(top)  in  a  tense  moment  from 
Aristophanes'  comedy  Lysis- 
trata,  major  presentation  of 
the  year.  (Bottom)  Judith 
Butman  '54,  New  York,  reads 
the  future  for  Laurie  Braver- 
man  '53,  Chelsea,  Mass.,  at 
the  County  Fair. 



Guggenheim  recipients 

Claude  Andre  Vigee  received  consider- 
able recognition  both  In  this  country  and 
In  France  for  his  first  collection  of  poems,  La 
Lutte  avec  I'Ange.  published  last  year  In 
Paris.  He  Is  Assistant  Professor  of  Romance 
Languages  and  Literature,  the  same  post 
he  held  at  Ohio  State  University  where  he 
received  his  graduate  degrees,  hie  has  also 
studied  at  the  Universities  of  Caen,  Stras- 
bourg and  Toulouse.  While  he  is  in  Europe 
on  leave  of  absence  he  is  preparing  a  criti- 
cal study  and  translation  of  Ralner  Maria 
Rilke's  posthumous  poetry. 


Irving  GIfford  Fine  (left)  was  awarded  a 
Guggenheim  fellowship  In  1951  upon  his 
return  from  Paris  where  he  made  an  exten- 
sive study  of  contemporary  trends  in  French 
music.  hHe  Is  Lecturer  in  Music  and  Com- 
poser In  Residence,  and  former  Assistant 
Professor  in  Music  at  Harvard.  He  has  just 
completed  his  fifth  year  as  a  faculty  mem- 
ber of  the  Berkshire  Music  Center  at  Tangle- 
wood.  Last  May  he  was  elected  to  the 
League  of  Composers.  During  his  leave  of 
absence,  which  begins  in  1952,  he  will 
devote  himself  to  musical  composition. 

f^'    ^ 



Reports  from  Brandeis  students  show  that  the  major  portion  of  them,  lilte 
most   college    students,    spent   their   time   this   summer   working    as   waitresses, 
counselors,    office   workers    and    farm    hands   to   earn    money   for   this   year's   tuition 
and  expenses.  Some,   however,   were  fortunate  enough  to  jump  the  line  of  usual  summer 
opportunities  open  to  undergraduates. 

Two  talented  music  students  at  Brandeis  were  at  the  Tanglewood  Summer  School 
of   Music   under  the   direction   of  Charles   Miinch,   distinguished   conductor   of  the 
Boston  Symphony  Orchestra.  Ray  Gilbert  '54  was  in  the  Choral  Department,  and  Eliyahu 
Ahilea  '54  studied  conducting. 

Pursuing  their  interest  in  the  theater  were  three  members  of  the  Class  of 

'52:  Eleanor  Barron  did  summer  stock  with  the  Group  20  Players  in  Unionville, 

Conn.;  Barbara  Swett  was  enrolled  in  a  seminar  with  the  Summer  Acting  Company 

at   Tufts   College    Arena    Theater;    Audrey    Seder   studied    the    dance    at   Jacob's    Pillow 

in  Lenox,   Mass. 

David  Van  Praagh  '52  gained  fresh  journalistic  experience  for  his  position  as  editor  of 

the  student  newspaper  The  Justice  as  reporter  and  editorial  writer  for  the  Shelby  (N.C.) 

Daily  Star  during  the  summer. 

Three  seniors  were  working  in  mental  institutions  and  found  that  they  gained 
insight   into   normal   social   behavior  from   their  experiences.   Diana    Laskin   was 
employed   at  the   Peoria   State   Hospital,    III.;  Joan   Garfein   worked   at  the   Franklin 
Roosevelt  Hospital,   N.Y.;  and   Inge  Fleishmann  was  with  the  Connecticut  State  Hospital. 

Miriam  Smith  '52  was  enrolled  at  the  Encampment  for  Citizenship  at  Riverdale, 
N.Y.     She  states  that  "the  camp  is  based  on  the  same  ideals  as  Brandeis;  it  is  an 
experiment    in    democratic    living    bringing    together    many    races    and    religious    groups 
in  seminars,  workshops  and  recreation." 

Many   Brandeis  students  continued  their  studies  during  the  summer  months  at 
other  universities,  among  them  Harvard,  University  of  Wisconsin,  U.C.L.A.,  Columbia, 
Syracuse  and  the  School  of  Ceramics  at  Alfred  University.  Evelyn  Singer  '52  attended  the 
Sorbonne  in  Paris,  France. 

Several   undergraduates  caught   a    bird's  eye   view  of  countries  outside  the   United 
States.  Among  those  who  toured  Europe  were  Richard  Hirshberg  '53,  Sylvia  Neiman  '52, 
Shayna  Patkin  '52  and  Dan  Lourie  '54. 

Is  Printing  Co.,  Boston 


President  of  the  University 

Honorary  Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Fellows 

Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Fellows 

The  Board  of  Trustees 

GEORGE  ALPERT,  Chairman 

President  of  the  National  Women's  Committee 

National  Chairman  of  the  Brandeis  Associates 

Chairman  of  the  Friends  of  The  School  of  Music 

Chairman  of  the  Brandeis  University  Athletic  Associatioi 

Chairman  of  the  Creative  Arts  Center  Committee 


r1?;'.»"  !*' ' 





"HOW  IS  FALA?"  Mrs.  Eleanor 
Roosevelt  exchanges  greetings  with 
Brandeis  student  Bernice  Miller 
as  Trustees  James  J.  Axelrod, 
Morris  S.  Shapiro  and  Mrs.  Adele 
RosenwaldLevylistcn  with  interest. 

(Slory;  Page  5) 

N  E  ff  S    ISSUE 

rrinii    tlirants 



Adolph  Ullman  and  Mrs.  Irving  Abranis 
have  been  elected  to  the  Brandeis  University 
Board  of  Trustees. 

Chairman  of  the  Creative  Arts  Center  Com- 
mittee of  the  University,  Mr.  Ulhnan  was  the 
first  president  and  one  of  the  founders  of  the 
jf  ^^^^B  Friends  of  the  School  of  Music  of  Brandeis 
University.  A  Harvard  Associate  and  former 
Adolph  llllman  ^^^^^^^  University  faculty  member,  Mr.  Ullman 
is  President  of  the  Northeastern  Distributors  and  has  been  named  to  the  National  Pro- 
duction Authority's  Wholesale  Industry  Advisory  Committee  for  Radio.  Television  and 
Household  Appliances.  He  is  a  member  of  the  Boston  Chamber  of  Commerce,  the 
American  Academy  of  Political  Sciences,  and  is  an  executive  board  member  of  the 
American  Jewish  Committee. 

Mrs.  Irving  Abrams.  who  was  elected  National  President  of  the  Brandeis  Women's 
Committee  last  June,  is  one  of  the  pioneer  members  of  the  Brandeis  Women's  Committee 
movement.  Even  before  the  University  opened  its  doors  in  1948,  Mrs.  Abrams  was 
active  in  its  behalf.  As  a  member  of  the  Women's  Scholarship  Association  of  Boston, 
she  was  responsible  for  the  creation  of  the  University's  first  scholarship  endowment  fund. 
While  serving  as  President  of  the  Greater  Boston  Women's  Committee,  Mrs.  Abrams 
also  served  as  National  Vice  President  and  organized  chapters  throughout  New  England 
and  as  far  south  as  Washington,  D.  C.  As  National  President,  she  has  traveled  through- 
out the  nation  organizing  chapters  and  speaking  on  behalf  of  the  University.  In  joining 
Eleanor  Roosevelt  and  Adele  Rosenwald  Levy  on  the  Board,  Mrs.  Abrams  becomes  the 
third  woman  Trustee  in  the  University's  history. 

With  the  appointment  of  Mr.  Ullman  and  Mrs.  Abrams,  the  nmnbcr  of  Brandeis 
Trustees  has  been  increased  to  seventeen. 


Brandeis  University  this  semester  offers 
an  innovation  in  curricular  development 
with  a  new  course.  General  Education 
F,  which  will  be  required  of  all  senior 
students.  Designed  to  serve  as  the  cap- 
stone course  for  undergraduates,  it  will 
seek  to  aid  students  in  analyzing  the 
basic  questions  underlying  their  choice 
of  values  in  a  real  world. 

President  Abram  L.  Sachar  and  Pro- 

fessor Max  Lerner  will  coordinate  the 
course  which  will  bring  to  the  campus  as 
visiting  lecturers  eight  men  and  women 
whose  lives  embody  a  fusion  of  a  working 
philosophy  with  an  effective  and  produc- 
tive life.  During  their  residence  on  cam- 
pus, the  speakers  will  also  meet  with  stu- 
dents frequently  in  informal  question 
seminar  sessions  to  outline  and  submit  to 
scrutinv   their  own   philosophies. 

MORRIS  S.  SHAPIRO,  Chairman  oj 
the  Trustee  Committee  on  Scholarship, 
confirms  scholarship  aivards  to  happy 
freshmen  Regina  Doshay  oj  Mt.  Vernon, 
V.  }'.,  and  Bob  Brown,  of  Falmouth, 
Mass.  The  recipients  are  among  the 
265  students  who  are  on  scholarships  or 
other  financial  aid,  comprising  40%  of 
the  student  body.  Assistance  is  ren- 
dered to  needy  students  in  the  form  of 
scholarships,  student  employment,  bur- 
sary aid,  grants-in-aid  and  loans. 



The  first  three  Life  Members  in  New 
England  of  the  Brandeis  Associates  were 
recently  enrolled  at  a  joint  meeting  of  the 
Associates  Chapter  and  Women's  Com- 
mittee of  Manchester.  N.  H. 

Morris  Silver,  Henry  Silver  and  Samuel 
G.  Camann,  well  known  community 
leaders,  signed  a  life  membership  pledge 
to  their  Associates  chapter.  Morris  Silver, 
Chairman  of  the  Manchester  Chapter,  has 
the  distinction  of  being  the  second  Life 
Member  to  be  enrolled  in  the  nation  and 
the  first  in  the  New  England  area. 

This  successful  dinner  meeting  was 
attended  by  more  than  L50  community 
leaders.  Co-chairmen  of  the  affair  were 
Mrs.  Leonard  V.  Finder,  President  of  the 
Manchester  Women's  Committee  and 
Leonard  V.  Finder. 



An  all-out  Brandeis  Day  proclaimed  in 
Baltimore.  Md..  by  a  well  organized 
Women's  Committee  group  inspired  a 
grand  coup  of  membership  enrollment. 
A  total  of  315  new  friends  and  ten  life 
memberships  were  enrolled  in  one  day 
of  intensive  campaigning. 

While  28  hostesses  were  serving  tea  in 
15  homes,  a  flying  squad  of  30  speakers 
addressed  their  assigned  meetings.  All 
speakers  were  carefully  briefed  and 
coached  by  Mrs.  I.  B.  Terrell,  who  organ- 
ized a  Speaker's  Institute.  Fifteen 
speakers  described  the  Women's  Commit- 
tee work,  and  the  other  15  discussed  the 
history  of  Brandeis. 

The  effect  of  this  well-organized  speak- 
ers' program  together  with  the  informal 
hospitality  provided  by  home  meetings 
rewarded  the  chapter  with  excellent  mem- 
bership enrollment.  Mrs.  Joseph  Sher- 
bow.  Chairman  of  this  successful  cam- 
paign and  her  cooperative  committee  set 
a   fine  example   of  community   planning. 


JANUARY,   1952 

NO.  3 

Official  Publication  of  Brandeis  University 
published  10  times  a  year  (once  in  January 
and  May:  twice  in  March.  June,  September 
and  October)  at  Brandeis  University,  415  South 
Street,  Wallham  54,  Mass.  Entered  as  second 
class  matter  at  the  Post  Office  in  Boston,  Mass. 

The  Board  of  Trustees:  George  Alpert,  Chair- 
man; Joseph  F.  Ford.  Treasurer;  Norman  S. 
Rabb,  Secretary:  Hannah  Abrams,  James  J. 
Axelrod,  Meyer  Jaffe,  Dudley  F.  Kimball, 
Paul  Klapper.  Adele  Rosenwald  Levy,  Isador 
Lubin,  David  K.  Niles,  Joseph  M.  Proskauer, 
Israel  Rogosin,  Eleanor  Roosevelt,  Jacob 
Shapiro,  Morris  S.  Shapiro  and  Adolph  Ullman. 

President  of  the  University:  Dr.  A.  L.  Sachar. 

Honorary  Chairman  of  the  Fellows  of  the 
University,  Hon.  Herbert  H.  Lehman;  Chairman 
of  the  Fellows  of  the  University,  Frank  L.  Weil. 

Editor:  Sue  Singer;  .4sst.  Ed:  Lorraine  Berner 


FREEDOM      OF      THOUGHT      AND      SPEECH 

William  0.  Douglas.  Associate  Justice  of  the  United  States  Supreme  Court,  called 
for  a  rebirth  of  American  spiritual  strength  which  "stems  from  our  civil  liberties,"  as 
he  delivered  a  stirring  address  to  over  1,000  students,  teachers  and  friends  of  the 
University  gathered  to  hear  the  Second  Annual  Louis  Dembitz  Brandeis  Memorial 
Lecture  at  Brandeis  Liniversity. 

LEGAL  ML\DS  FUCL:^  U.\  UHAADEIS  .  .  . 
Talking  over  the  successful  meeting  of  New 
5  orii  City's  prominent  attorneys  and  account- 
ants. Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Fellotvs  of 
Brandeis  University,  Frank  L.  Weil  (right) 
corners  guest  speaker,  George  Alpert  (center)  as 
Joseph  Eisner,  Chairman  of  the  Accountant 
Committee  waits  his  turn  for  first  hand  informa- 
tion of  University  projects. 


The  Harry  and  Robert  Kangesser 
Teaching  Fellowship  has  been  established 
at  Brandeis.  Named  for  its  donors,  prom- 
inent real  estate  men  affiliated  with  the 
H.  A.  Kangesser  Co.  of  Cleveland,  Ohio, 
the  fellowship  is  designed  to  enable  a 
gifted  young  man  or  woman  to  pursue 
graduate  studies  while  instructing  Bran- 
deis classes  on  a  part-time  basis. 

Mrs.  Nancy  Millburn.  Radcliffe  gradu- 
ate cum  laude.  and  Tufts  I  niversity.  M.A.. 
assumes  the  Kangesser  Teaching  Fellow- 
ship in  Biology  for  the  1951-1952  year. 


A  handsome  Brandeis  Book  Fund 
Album  is  now  available  to  all  friends  of 
the  University  who  wish  to  purchase  a 
minimum  of  three  books  for  the  Library. 

This  Album  offer  was  inaugurated  to 
stimulate  donorship  to  the  Liniversity 
book  fund.  Books  may  be  purchased  to 
honor  or  memorialize  a  friend  or  an 
occasion.  The  book  then  bears  a  book- 
plate inscribed  with  the  name  of  the 
recipient,  who  receives  a  copy  of  the 
bookplate.  When  three  bookplates  are 
sent  to  one  recipient  from  one  or  more 
sources,  an  album  will  be  forwarded  to 
her  as  her  personal   record. 

Initial  subscription  to  the  Album  which 
includes   three   bookplates   is   $15.00. 

Women  of  the  Greater  Boston  Chapter 
are  responsible  for  the  innovation  of  this 
Album  presentation.  Mrs.  Irving  Gardner 
of  Belmont,  Mass.,  is  General  Chairman. 

Extolling  the  man  for  whom  Brandeis 
University  was  named,  the  Justice  de- 
clared, "He  knew  the  democratic  way  of 
life  is  not  an  inheritance  but  an  achieve- 
ment of  every  oncoming  generation.  His 
views,  expressed  largely  in  judicial  de- 
cisions revealed  his  belief  that  the  final 
end  of  government  was  'to  make  men 
free  to  develop  their  faculties"  and  the 
greatest  menace  to  freedom  was  an  inert 

The  speaker  declared  that  this  attitude 
was  a  fighting  faith  in  the  democratic 
way  of  life,  because  it  rejected  standard- 
ized thought  and  orthodoxy:  and  encour- 
aged constant  search  for  truth  at  the 
periphery  of  knowledge. 

"If  we  are  true  to  our  traditions,  if  we 
are  tolerant  of  a  whole  market  place  of 
ideas,  we  will  always  be  strong,"  the 
Justice  asserted.  "Our  weakness  grows 
when  we  become  intolerant  of  opposing 
ideas,  depart  from  our  standards  of  civil 
liberties,  and  borrow  the  policeman's 
philosophy  from  the  enemy   we  detest." 

Claiming  that  "our  greatest  strength, 
our  enduring  power  is  not  in  guns,  but  in 
ideas."  Justice  Douglas  said  that  "the 
critical  danger  is  that  we  will  so  limit  or 
narrow  the  range  of  permissible  discus- 
sion and  permissible  thought  that  we  will 
become  victims  of  the  orthodox  school." 

Declaring  that  youth  has  played  a  very 
important  role  in  our  national  affairs 
similar  to  the  opposition  party  in  a  par- 
liamentary system.  Justice  Douglas  com- 
mented that  a  great  change  has  taken 
place.  "Youth  is  still  rebellious;  but  it 
is  largely  holding  its  tongue.  Repression 
of  ideas  has  taken  the  place  of  debate. 
Youth,  the  mainstay  in  the  early  days  of 
the  revolt  against  orthodoxy,  is  largely 

The  Justice  concluded  his  address  by 
stating  that  the  universities  are  an  appro- 
priate area  to  start  a  revitalization  of 
ideas  in  America.  "When  freedom  of 
expression  is  supreme,  a  nation  will  keep 
its  balance  and  stability." 

HONORABLE  WILLIAM  0.  DOUGLAS,  Associate  Justice  of  the  Supreme  Court  oj  The  United 
States,  drives  home  a  point  to  inquiring  students  (left  to  right)  Agnes  Cooper,  Monrovia,  Liberia; 
Sanjord  Lakoff.  Bayonne.  A.  J..  Managing  Editor  of  "The  Ju.-^lice";  Gustav  Ranis.  Bethel,  Conn., 
President  of  the  Senior  CVn.s.s;  Joan  Hamerman,  New  York  City.  Co-chairman  of  Students  for 
Democratic  Action;  and  Paul  Levenson,  Marhlehead.  Mass.,  President  of  the  Student  I  nion,  preceding 
the  Annual  Louis  Dembitz   Brandeis  Memorial   Lecture. 




To  Supporf  Instruction  in  the  Social  Sciences  and  Mathentatics 

The  Mack  Kahn 
Chair  in  History, 
named  for  the  New 
York  City  commu- 
nity leader  has  been 
established  in  the 
University's  School 
of  Social  Science. 

Known  for  his 
leadership  in  varied  philanthropic  efforts. 
Mr.  Kahn  is  President  of  Artistic  Founda- 
tions, Inc.,  Flexees,  Inc.  and  Kenmark 
Textiles,  Inc.  One  of  the  original 
founders  of  the  Bellevue  Medical  Center. 
Mr.  Kahn  is  an  energetic  supporter  of 
the  United  Jewish  Appeal  and  the 
National  Conference  of  Christians  and 
Jews.  He  is  actively  associated  with  the 
Red  Cross,  Princeton  University  and 
Smith  College.  Dr.  Frank  E.  Manuel  will 
occupy  the  Kahn  Chair. 

The  Alfred  Hart  Chair  has  been  estab- 
lished on  an  annual  grant  by  Mr.  Alfred 
Hart  of  Los  Angeles,  the  second  Cali- 
fornian  to   set   up   a  University  Chair. 

Mr.   Hart,   widely  known  for  his  civic 
and  philanthropic  activities,   is   President 
of   the   Alfred    Hart 

The  School  of  So- 
cial Science  offers 
fields  of  concentra- 
tion in  American 
and  European  Civi- 
lization, Economics. 
Political  Science, 
Social  Relations  and 

Dr.  David  S.  Berkowitz,  Professor  of 
History  and  Political  Science,  will  occupy 
the  newly  established  Alfred  Hart  Chair 
in  the  Social  Sciences. 

A/lrfJ  Han 

A  major  step  in  the  expansion  of  the 
teaching  curriculum  in  the  field  of  mathe- 
matics at  the  University  has  been  taken  by 
the  Benjamin  S. 
Katz  Family  Foun- 
dation  which 
recently  endowed 
the  Ben  Katz  Chair. 

Assistant  Profes- 
sor Oscar  Goldman 
has  been  appointed 
to  the  Katz  Chair, 
which   makes   the  Ben.  Katz 

eighth  chair  created  for  Brandeis. 

Mr.  Katz,  President  of  the  Gruen  Watch 
Co.  of  Cincinnati,  is  an  advisory  board 
member  of  the  Cincinnati  Fifth  Third 
Union  Trust  Co.,  and  is  a  member  of  the 
Board  of  Governors  for  the  Hebrew  Col- 
lege of  Cincinnati.  He  is  affiliated  with 
many  leading  Jewish  Philanthropies. 



The  establishment  of  the  Abraham  War- 
shaw  Research  Foundation  will  enable 
the  University  to  further  important  scien- 
tific investigation. 

The  Foundation  was  initiated  by  a 
grant  from  Abraham  Warshaw.  president 
of  the  Warshaw  Manufacturing  Co., 
Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

in  addition  to  his  benefaction,  Mr. 
Warshaw  has  also  been  active  as  "ambas- 
sador." Since  his  attention  was  directed 
to  Brandeis  by  Meyer  Jaffe.  Chairman  of 
the  Building  Committee.  Mr.  Warshaw  has 
made  many  new  friends  for  the  University. 

AS  NEW  YORK  INDUSTRY  LEADERS  paid  tribute  to  Justi.r  ll,„n,/r,.  ,„  ,, 
man    Hon.    Joseph    M.    Proskauer,    Trustee,    (left)    and    Co-chairman    fl  .    U' 
Calvert's  Distillers,  Inc.,  discussed  program  notes  with  Susan  Brandeis. 

iiiiirial  dinner.  Chair- 
Wachtel,   President   of 

Over  265  outstanding  industrial  and 
community  leaders  attended  a  dinner  con- 
vened to  honor  the  birthday  of  Louis  D. 
Brandeis  at  the  Hotel  Roosevelt,  Novem- 
ber 15,  sponsored  by  the  Friends  of 
Brandeis  in  the  Greater  New  York  Area. 

Chaired  by  Judge  Joseph  M.  Proskauer, 
University  Trustee,  and  W.  W.  Wachtel, 
President  of  Calvert  Distillers,  the  dinner 
resulted  in  direct  contributions  totaling 
over  $63,000. 

The  meeting  was  addressed  by  the  Co- 
chairmen,  by  President  Abram  L.  Sachar, 
and  by  George  Alpert,  Chairman  of  the 
Board  of  Trustees. 

One  of  the  highlights  of  the  affair  was 
the   announcement  of  two   special  gifts. 

The  Young  League  for  Brandeis  made 
known  the  establishment  by  William  and 
Nathan  S.  Sachs  of  the  Israel  Sachs  Teach- 
ing Fellowship  in  Social  Relations,  repre- 
senting a  gift  of  325,000.  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Morris  Schwartz  of  New  York  also  an- 
nounced the  creation  of  a  scholarship 
endowment  in  memory  of  their  son, 
Abbey  Surrey  Schwartz. 

Among  those  who  sponsored  the  dinner 
were  Col.  Bernard  S.  Barron,  Milton  J. 
Bluestein,  Abraham  Feinberg,  Tubie  Res- 
nik,  Samuel  S.  Schneierson,  Col.  Harry  D. 
Henshel,  Edward  F.  Kook.  Harold  L. 
Renfield,  Samuel  Rubin,  Teviah  Sachs, 
Abraham   Warshaw   and  Larry  Gluckin. 

CRE.ITED  as  .Ibraham  If'arshaiv  (left)  of 
New  York,  presents  check  for  the  formation  of 
the  Warshaw  Research  Foundation  at  Brandeis 
University,  to  Trustee  Meyer  Jaffe  (right)  of 
Fall  River,  Mass. 




For  Fala,  long  retired  from  White 
House  politics,  life  has  taken  on  a  slower 
)ace.  The  once  shining  frisky  pet  of 
'resident  Roosevelt  who  endeared  him- 
lelf  to  the  public,  is  really  getting  on. 
''ala  is  13. 
A  concerned   Brandeis  student  rushed 

cross  campus  to   reach  Mrs.   Roosevelt 

,s  she  was  leaving  a  Trustee  meeting  at 
;he  University  recently  .  .  .  just  to  ask 

bout  him. 

The  mention  of  Fala  brought  a  tender 
smile  from  Mrs.  Roosevelt.    Fala  is  well; 

Id  and  grey,  yes.  but  still  a  very  fine  dog. 
He  snores  quite  loudly,  his  mistress  con- 
fided; but  no  one  seems  to  mind. 



Over  400  members  of  the  St.  Louis 
Chapter  of  the  National  Women's  Com- 
mittee and  the  newly  initiated  Brandeis 
Associates  Chapter  indicated  their  strong 
support  to  Brandeis  University  at  their 
first  joint  dinner  meeting  held  at  the 
Shaare  Emeth  Temple. 

Melvin  Feist,  Chairman  of  the  success- 
ful event,  presented  a  stimulating  pro- 
gram for  the  evening,  with  the  introduc- 
tion of  guest  speakers,  Mrs.  Irving 
Abrams,  National  President  of  Women's 
Committees,  and  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar. 

Mrs.  Maurice  Schweitzer  was  installed 
as  the  new  President  of  the  Women's 
Chapter,  succeeding  Mrs.  Morris  M. 

Irving  Billiard,  an  editor  of  the  St. 
Louis  Post  Dispatch,  presented  a  book 
containing  published  evaluations  of  Jus- 
tice Brandeis'  contributions  to  American 
life.  Mr.  Dilliard  declared  that  the  life  of 
Justice  Brandeis  was  an  example  of  the 
fallacy  of  bigotry,  and  contrasted  the 
furor  which  greeted  Brandeis'  appoint- 
ment to  the  Supreme  Court  with  the  uni- 
versal tributes  paid  to  him  on  his  death. 

BRANDEIS  .  .  .  Senior  President  Gus- 
tav  Ranis  blous  out  candles  of  the  cake 
presented  to  the  senior  class,  honored 
guests  of  the  Greater  Boston  Associates 
Chapter  Dinner.  IT' ell-wishers  pictured 
left  to  right  are,  Harold  S.  Goldberg, 
Chairman  of  the  Dinner,  George  Alpert, 
Trustee  Chairman,  Hyman  Cohen,  Presi- 
dent and  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar. 

The  most  successful  Associates  Dinner 
ever  staged  was  tendered  by  the  Greater 
Boston  Associates,  as  more  than  1200 
invited  members  and  guests  of  the  Uni- 
versity were  in  attendance  to  honor  the 
100  senior  students  of  the  first  graduating 
class  and  the  pioneer  faculty  members 
of  the  University. 

President  Hyman  Cohen  of  the  Boston 
Associates  presented  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar 
with  pledges  representing  1500  members. 

Dr.  Selman  Waksman,  responsible  for 
the  discovery  of  streptomycin   and  neo- 


To  Willy  Nord- 
wind,  Chicago  com- 
munity leader  and 
manufacturer,  goes 
the  honor  of  becom- 
ing the  first  Life 
Member  of  Brandeis 

A    charter    mem- 
ber  of   the   Associ- 
ates.  Mr.   Nordwind   is  President  of  the 
Athletic  Shoe  Company  of  Chicago,  111. 

He  is  a  member  of  the  University  Club 
of  Boston,  Counselor  of  Vocational  Guid- 
ance at  Northwestern  University,  and 
Director  of  United  Service  for  New 
Americans,  Inc. 

Mr.  Nordwind"s  other  communal  afiili- 
ations  include  the  Directorship  of  Temple 
Beth  El  in  Lynn,  Mass. 

If  illy  Nordwind 

GREENSBORO,    N.    C ictire 

women's  chapter  takes  time  out — to  read 
about  Brandeis.  Guest  speaker,  Mrs. 
Sidney  Q.  Janus,  National  Vice  Presi- 
dent and  President  of  Atlanta  Chapter 
(3rd  from  left)  recently  addressed  or- 
ganization meeting.  From  left  to  right 
are  Co-chairmen  Mrs.  Marie  Fried- 
laender  and  Mrs.  A.  F.  Klein;  Mrs. 
Harry    Jacobs    and    Mrs.    Sam    Prago. 

mycin,  was  honored  with  a  citation  as  the 
first  Fellow  of  Brandeis  University.  This 
presentation  was  made  by  George  Alpert, 
Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Trustees. 

Chairman  Harold  S.  Goldberg  lauded 
the  efforts  of  Sidney  L.  Kaye,  Vice  Presi- 
dent, and  members  of  the  Board  of  Direc- 
tors of  the  Greater  Boston  Chapter  H. 
Leon  Sharmat  and  Lawrence  Laskey,  who 
contributed  to  the  success  of  the  dinner. 

George  Alpert,  Dr.  Sehnan  Waksman, 
Gustav  Ranis  and  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar 
addressed  the  assemblage. 


The  Brynwood  Country  Club  was  the 
scene  of  a  well-attended  dinner  meeting, 
sponsored  by  the  Milwaukee  Chapter  of 
Associates  and  friends  of  the  University. 

Seven  Life  Members  were  enrolled  at 
the  dinner  which  was  chaired  by  Judd 
Post.  Speakers  were  George  Alpert,  Chair- 
man of  the  Board  of  Trustees  and  Coach 
Benny  Friedman. 


A  rare  grouping  of  books  comprising 
over  300  volumes  of  Judaica,  European 
and  English  literature  has  been  donated  to 
the  University  library  shelves.  The  group- 
ing includes  the  Alexander  S.  Wolf  col- 
lection and  the  Benjamin  L.  Gordon 

Named  for  the  late  Dr.  A.  S.  Wolf  of 
St.  Louis,  the  handsome  volumes  of  the 
Wolf  Collection  were  donated  by  his 
sister.  Mrs.  Sarah  Wolf  Goodman;  and 
son  Daniel  Wolf,  both  of  Indianapolis. 
In  addition  to  the  Wolf  Collection.  Mrs. 
Goodman,  widow  of  Jack  Goodman,  a 
well-remembered  community  leader,  has 
donated  the  Jack  Goodman  Library  col- 
lection to  the  University. 

The  Gordon  collection  has  been  desig- 
nated to  the  University  by  Dr.  Benjamin 
L.  Gordon  of  Ventnor,  New  Jersey.  In- 
cluded in  the  collection  are  volumes 
authored  by  Dr.  Gordon. 


CHICAGO  .  .  .  There's  quite  a  stir  in  Chicago  press  circles,  with  the  release  of  a 
newspaper  publication  created  by  the  National  Womens  Committee  of  the  Greater 
Chicago  Chapter.  Pin-pointing  all  eyes  on  Brandeis,  this  news  vehicle  is  edited  by 
Co-chairmen  Mrs.  Melvin  L.  Afremow  and  Mrs.  Howard  Adler  .  .  LOS  ANGELES 
.  .  .  Women^s  Cotntnittee  meeting  draws  a  fine  attendance  to  welcome  and 
install  newly  elected  officers:  President,  Mrs.  Samuel  Moss,  Vice  President, 
Mrs.  George  B.  Taussig,  Corr.  Secretary,  Mrs.  Kate  Cranon,  Rec.  Secretary, 
Mrs.  Benjamin  Kapp  aiul  Treasurer,  Mrs.  Sol  Halperin  .  .  SPRIISGFIELD, 
ILL.  .  .  .  Chairing  a  successful  dinner  meeting,  Mr.  Benjamin  Victor  and  his 
Springfield  Associates  were  host  to  an  enthusiastic  group  of  men  and  women 
gathered  to  hear  more  about  Brandeis.  Representing  Decatur,  Illinois  Associates 
at  the  joint  affair  were  Chairmen  Emanuel  Rosenberg  and  Irving  Appelbaum.  Four 
tuition  scholarships  ivere  pledged  by  Benjamin  Victor,  Jacob  and  William  Gingold  and 
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Morton  A.  Barker.  Guest  speaker  was  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar.  Co-chair- 
men of  the  meeting  included  Morton  A.  Barker,  Mrs.  M.  J.  Kellner  and  Harry  Stern 
SAN  ANTONIO,  TEX.  .  .  .  From  the  newly-organized  Women's  Committee,  Mrs 
Eli  Goldstein  offered  a  helping  hand  in  guiding  the  creation  of  an  Associates  Chapter 
William  Sinkin  was  elected  to  serve  as  Chairman  .  .  HAVERHILL,  MASS.  .  . 
Chaired  by  Earl  Ashworth,  a  new  Associates  group  gathered  for  their  first  annual 
meeting  to  hear  an  address  by  Dr.  Merrill  D.  Peterson.  Instructor  in  American 
Civilization  at  Brandeis  University.  Dr.  Peterson  discussed  the  University's  educa- 
tional aims  and  development  .  .  BUFFALO,  N.  Y.  .  .  .  The  tremendous  response 
of  communal  leaders  to  the  creation  of  an  Associates  chapter  was  indicated 
by  the  strength  of  enrollment  at  a  recent  luncheon  meeting.  Michael  H. 
Cohn  became  the  first  life  member  of  Buffalo.  Prominent  citizens  have 
joined  Edward  H.  Kavinoky,  Chairman,  in  building  the  interest  of  this  new 
and  ambitious  chapter.  Isadore  A.  Moss  is  General  Chairman  .  .  WEST- 
PORT,  CONN,  .  .  .  The  Birchwood  Country  Club  was  the  scene  of  a  well-attended 
Associates  meeting  which  resulted  in  increased  activity  plans  ahead  for  the  Westport 
chapter.  The  meeting  was  chaired  by  Gustave  Rosen  and  Philip  Carlson,  Co-chairmen. 
TUCSON,  ARIZONA  .  .  .  Western  friends  may  well  point  with  pride  to  the  strong 
nucleus  of  leadership  evident  in  their  newly  organized  chapter  of  Associates.  The 
initial  meeting  was  arranged  by  Stanley  A.  Katcher.  Ralph  Brandes  was  elected 
chairman  of  the  evening.  Mrs.  Hyman  Copins  is  credited  with  giving  new  impetus 
to  the  reorganization  of  the  Associates  group  .  .  SAN  DIEGO,  CALIF.  .  .  .  Another 
Associates  Chapter  identifies  with  Brandeis  University,  with  Morris  Kraus'  vigorous 
support  stimulating  jar-reaching  representation  in  San  Diego.  Dr.  Abraham  Nasatir 
chaired  the  first  successjul  meeting  .  .  INDIANAPOLIS,  IND.  .  .  .  Over  70  members 
recently  enrolled  at  an  Associates  meeting  bringing  closer  the  pledged  membership 
goal  of  100  new  friends  of  the  University,  by  the  end  of  the  year.  Well  known 
community  leader  L.  L.  Goodman  was  chairman  of  the  dinner  meeting.  Leonard 
Solomon  was  elected  to  the  presidency. 

Brandeis'  first  "Year  Book."  produced 
by  the  class  of  '52,  is  now  being 
readied  for  publication.  This  historic 
volume,  offering  a  composite  pictorial 
review  of  the  first  four  years  at  Bran- 
deis. will  be  published  in  a  limited 
edition.  Yearbooks  are  $8.00  per  copy 
and  are  available  to  foster  alumni. 
They  may  be  secured  by  mailing  re- 
quests and  checks  payable  to  the 
Brandeis  University  Yearbook  Asso- 
ciation, Waltham  54,  Mass. 




Approximately  $150,000  has  been  set 
aside  by  Sol  H.  Friedman  of  Cleveland, 
to  provide  college  educations  for  the 
children   of   his   salaried   employees. 

Mr.  Friedman,  president  of  the  Solar 
Steel  Corporation  announced  that  scholar- 
ships have  been  set  up  at  Harvard.  Michi- 
gan and  Brandeis  University. 

Benefits  will  be  extended  to  children 
of  125  employees.  Ninety  per  cent  of  the 
college  bill,  including  living  expenses, 
will  be  paid  by  the  business  concern. 

National    President 
Committee.     Mrs.     Irvmg 

the  Women's 
g  Abrams  has 
recently  returned  from  an  extensive  tour 
of  the  far-flung  chapters  of  Women's  Com- 
mittees in  the  mid-west. 

This  ambitious  circuit  led  Mrs.  Abrams 
to  Peoria.  Illinois,  where  she  met  with 
the  Executive  Board  of  the  Women's 
Chapter.  In  Des  Moines,  Iowa  and  Kan- 
sas City,  Missouri  she  organized  two  new 
chapters  to  join  the  mid- west  representa- 
tion of  friends  of  the  University. 

The  eleven-day  tour  was  terminated 
with  a  successful  dinner  meeting  in  St. 
Louis,  where  Mrs.  Abrams  joined  Dr. 
Abram  L.  Sachar  as  guest  speaker. 


Coach  Harry  Stein's  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity basketball  team  has  been  pointed 
out  by  New  England  hoop  experts  as  a 
future  team  of  distinction.  The  Judges 
started  out  on  a  rugged  22  game  schedule 
of  their  first  varsity  season  by  losing  four 
out  of  their  first  seven  games.  Strangely 
enough,  the  experts  are  still  predicting 
great  things  for  Brandeis,  but  it's  going 
to   take   time. 

Brandeis  started  off  by  losing  a  three 
point  thriller  to  Dartmouth;  lost  to  Provi- 
dence and  Boston  LIniversity  by  five 
points  each;  defeated  Gorham  Teachers 
and  Bates  handily;  were  beaten  in  the 
final  seconds  by  Norwich,  then  topped 
powerful  St.  Michaels  by  five. 

At  this  writing,  the  Judges  are  10  points 
away  from  an  undefeated  season — an  en- 
couraging record  in  view  of  the  fine 
calibre  of  opposition. 


Saul    Elgart    has 

been    named    to    a 

newly-created      post 

as  Director  of  Field 

Operations.      This 

appointment      was 

made    known    by 

George     Alpert. 

Chairman     of     the 

Board  of  Trustees. 

Mr.  Elgart  will  integrate  the  field  opera- 
tions of  the  University's  development  pro- 
gram, whose  expansion  continues  at  an 
ever-growing  pace. 

For  the  past  four  years,  Mr.  Elgart 
served  as  National  Campaign  Director  of 
the  combined  campaign  for  the  Union  of 
American  Hebrew  Congregation,  Hebrew 
Union  College  and  the  Jewish  Institute 
of  Religion.  Prior  to  that,  he  had  acted 
as  Senior  Overseas  Field  Representative 
for  the  American  Jewish  Joint  Distribu- 
tion Committee. 

.Saul  Elgart 

NEWS     1  S  S  V  E 



A  Frederick  Gardner  Cottrell  grant  for 
the  support  of  scientific  research  has  been 
made  to  the  University  by  the  Board  of 
Directors  of  Research  Corporation  of  New 
York  City.  The  research  program  will  be 
directed  by  Dr.  Saul  G.  Cohen.  Chairman 
of  the  School  of  Science. 

The  Research  Corporation  is  a  non- 
profit organization  founded  by  the  late  j 
Frederick  Gardner  Cottrell.  Recently,  it 
launched  a  special  program  of  research 
funds  intended  for  the  support  of  the 
researches  of  young  men  in  smaller  edu- 
cational institutians. 



The  Brandeis  University  campus  now 
extends  to  the  banks  of  the  Charles  River, 
which  also  flows  past  Harvard,  M.I.T., 
and  Boston  University.  The  purchase  of 
seven  acres  of  land  along  the  Charles 
now  makes  possible  the  development  of 
aquatic    sports    at    Brandeis    University. 

The  acquisition  of  this  land  from 
private  sources  gi\es  the  campus  an  ex- 
tension of  21  acres  to  Sandy  Cove.  Now 
Brandeis  has  complete  freedom  of  the 
Charles  for  several  miles,  and  awaits  the 
time  when  a  Brandeis  crew  will  race 
against  its  up-the-river  neighbors. 

BOSTON  .  .  .  (left  to 
right)  National  Vice-Presi- 
dents, Mrs.  Nehemiali  H. 
Whitman,  Boston,  and  Mrs. 
Sidney  Q.  Janus,  Atlanta- 
Boston  Field  Secretary,  Mrs. 
Louise  Rudolfsky;  National 
President,  .Mrs.  Irving 
.Ibrams;  Hon.  .National 
Vice-President,  Mrs.  Harry 
L.  Michaels;  National  \  ice- 
Presidents,  Mrs.  Milton  Call- 
ner,  Chicago,  Mrs.  Phillip 
Meyers,  Cincinnati.  Mrs. 
Ma.x  Slater,  Boston,  &  Mrs. 
Louis  I.  Kramer.  Providence. 



.4be  IValdauer  and  Blanche  Kaplan 

Ask  any  Brandeis  frosh  if  he  remem- 
bers that  first  day  on  campus  and  the 
answer  will  evoke  a  stream  of  jumbled 
but  happy  memories.  Pose  vour  querv 
to  two  foster  alumni.  Mrs.  Blanche  Kap- 
lan of  Chicago.  111.,  and  Abe  Waldauer  of 
Memphis.  Tenn. — "Freshmen"  for  a  day 
— and  you"ll  get  an  ecstatic  story  that  is 
being  happily  retold  again  and  again. 

For  Mrs.  Kaplan,  the  charm  of  Bran- 
deis University  unfolded  for  the  first 
time.  She  joined  the  chattering,  excited 
freshmen  along  the  campus  paths,  passed 
the    Wishing    Well    of    drowned    pennies 

(testimonials  to  passing  grades)  and  on 
to  the  gracious  halls  of  the  Castle.  Like 
any  other  student.  Mrs.  Kaplan  paid  rapt 
attention  to  Doctors  Thornton.  Gossner, 
Lewisohn  and  other  faculty  members. 
Later,  a  hurried  search  ensued  for  fellow 

The  immediate  interests  of  Mr.  Wal- 
dauer led  him  directly  to  the  football 
field — and  with  good  reason.  For  "Fresh- 
man" Waldauer  this  was  a  homecoming. 
Only  two  years  ago.  he  had  seen  construc- 
tion signs  announcing  the  forthcoming 
project  of  the  Memphis  Tract.  Now  a 
football  soared  over  a  completed  stadium 
seating  10.000.  Heading  hack  toward 
campus,  he  noted  with  "Memphian"  pride 
the  miracle  of  progress  in  buildings  and 
cleared  areas.  Much  later,  there  was  time 
to  enjoy  a  spirit  of  camaraderie  with  his 
roommates  assigned  to  sleeping  quarters 
in  the  Castle. 

Both  "Freshmen"  were  heartily  in 
accord  that  there  is  a  real  sense  of  be- 
longing and  a  genuine  delight  in  being 
a  Brandeis  student. 


arranged  as  jellow  Detruiiers  presiding  nt  an 
eventful  luncheon  meeting  confer  tvith  Presi- 
dent Abram  L.  Sachar.  Pictured  left  to  right 
are  Nate  S.  Shapero,  General  Chairman  and 
Leonard  Sitnons,  Co-chairman. 

An  unprecedented  turn-out  of  member- 
ship in  the  Detroit  Associates  Chapter 
declared  their  enthusiastic  support  for 
Brandeis  University  with  the  announce- 
ment of  .SIOO.OOO  in  grants  pledged  to 
University  projects. 

The  ambitious  leadership  of  General 
Chairman  Nate  S.  Shapero  and  Co-chair- 
men Sidney  J.  Allen,  Leonard  Simons, 
and  Robert  J.  Newman  provided  a  color- 
ful dinner  meeting,  feting  the  Brandeis 
football  team  just  arrived  for  a  gridiron 
contest  with  Wayne  University.  Dr. 
Abram  L.  Sachar  was  the  guest  speaker. 

For  the  first  time,  the  Detroit  Women's 
Committee's  persuasive  talents  were  ex- 
ercised at  the  Associates  dimier.  Acting 
as  hostesses,  one  connnittee  woman  was 
assigned  to  each  Associates'  table.  In  this 
effective  manner,  the  women  were  most 
influential  in  encouraging  personal  schol- 
arship pledges,  and  thus  stimulating  con- 
tributions. Mrs.  Oscar  Zemon,  President, 
and  Program  Chairman  Mrs.  Lena  Brisk- 
man   deserve   credit    for   this   innovation. 

The  Associates  are  dedicated  to  obtain 
400  new  friends  for  the  University  and 
plan  to  raise  a  minimum  of  .1250.000. 

A  scholarship  was  established  by  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  Lewis  Daniels,  in  memory  of 
their  father.  Aaron.  Another  scholarship 
was  given  bv  Mr.  George  E.  Goldberg. 
A  loan  fund  was  created  by  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Samuel  Caplan  and  a  teaching  fellowship 
was  given  bv  Nathan  and  John  Lurie. 

Attractively  bound  Brandeis  Engage- 
ment Calendars  for  1952,  complete  vrHh 
illustrated  photos  o(  students,  faculty 
and  campus  are  now  available  at  the 
Campus  Book  Store  at  $1.00  per  copy. 
This  annual  publication  may  be  ob- 
tained by  mail.  Please  make  checks 
payable   to   Brandeis   University. 

Daniels  Printing  Co..  Boston 





This  semester,  the  Abraham  Halperin 
Laboratory  joined  the  impressive  list  of 
endowed  facilities  and  further  augmented 
scientific  research  at  Brandeis. 

Named  for  the  late  Abraham  Halperin, 
the  Laboratory  was  created  by  his  mother, 
Mrs.  Esther  Halperin,  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.; 
his  sister,  Mrs.  Nettie  H.  Melker;  and 
two  brothers,  Meyer  Halperin  of  Brook- 
lyn, and  Samuel  J.  Halperin  of  Miami 
Beach,  Florida.  The  late  Mr.  Halperin,  a 
well-known  philanthropist,  was  owner  of 
the  Traymore  Hotel  in  Miami  Beach. 



The  95th  Anniversary  of  the  birth  of 
the  late  Justice  Louis  Dembitz  Brandeis 
was  honored  by  the  city  of  Chicago  with 
the  proclamation  of  Brandeis  Day  by 
Mayor  Martin  H.  Kennelly. 

Declaring  that  Justice  Brandeis  was  of 
immeasurable  service  to  his  country  and 
that  a  great  University  today  most 
fittingly  perpetuates  his  name,  Mayor 
Kennelly  pronounced  that  members  of 
the  community  of  Chicago  will  continue 
to  give  their  fullest  support  to  Brandeis 

INDUSTRY  SALUTES  BRANDEIS  .  .  .  Playing  cm  active  role  in  jidtUling  their  pledges  to 
recruit  1,000  Associates,  the  Beverage  Industry  Committee  of  Neiv  York  City  continues  to  promote 
good  will  through  their  newly  inspired  luncheon  club  meetings.  At  Club  "21"  are  (left  to  right) 
William  Modes,  Harold  L.  Renfield,  of  Renfield  Importers,  Brandeis  Prof.  .Max  Lerner,  John  L.  Leban, 
President  of  Schenley  Distillers,  Inc.,  Composer  Richard  Rodgers  and  Charles  A.  Berns. 


^^^  WALTHAM    54.    MASS. 

The  Brandeis  University  Serv- 
ice Bureau  is  now  in  the 
process  of  checking  all  name 
plates  for  duplicates.  The  Uni- 
versity would  appreciate  it  if 
you  would  notify  the  Service 
Bureau  at  Waltham,  Mass.,  if 
you  have  received  duplicates 
of  University  literature  or 
have   changed  your  address. 

University  so  that,  "'the  youth  of  America 
may  follow  paths  of  idealism  for  which 
the  late  Justice  Brandeis  was  known." 

Coinciding  with  the  meeting  date  of 
the  Chicago  Associates,  Brandeis  Day  in 
Chicago  was  feted  on  November  13.  At 
the  Stevens  Hotel  in  Chicago,  a  brilliant 
dinner  meeting  sponsored  by  more  than 
75  community  leaders  of  the  Chicago 
Associates  attracted  an  overwhelming 
attendance  of  friends  of  the  University. 

George  Alpert,  Chairman  of  the  Board 
of  Trustees  and  Professor  Alpheus 
Thomas  Mason,  the  nation's  foremost 
auihority  on  the  life  of  Louis  Dembitz 
Brandeis  were  the  guest  speakers,  with 
Morton  Weinress  presiding  as  toastmaster 
of  the  occasion. 

Milton  Callner,  John  Mack  and  Gerald 
Gidwitz  were  Co-chairmen  of  the  success- 
ful dedication  dinner  which  stimulated 
gifts  to  the  University  totaling  the  sum 
of  .$100,000. 

A  generous  fund  was  designated  for  a 
music  room  in  the  new  women's  dormi- 
tory by  J.  J.  Shelley  of  the  Shelley-Levin- 
son  Foundation.  David  K.  Olin  assigned 
funds  for  the  realization  of  a  machine  shop 
at  the  University,  in  memory  of  Louis  B. 
Olin.  Other  gifts  were  directed  toward 
the  purchase  of  scientific  equipment  and 
designated  to  supplement  scholarship 
grants.  Unrestricted  capital  gifts  were 
also  given  to  University  building  projects. 

The  prolific  response  to  Life  Member- 
ship and  the  enrollment  of  more  than  100 
new  members  to  the  Chicago  Chapter  of 
Brandeis  Associates  indicated  the  pro- 
ductive support  of  fellow  Chicagoans  who 
paid  tribute  not  only  to  Justice  Brandeis' 
Anniversary,  but  extended  their  sustained 
interest  to  Brandeis  University. 

Section  34.66  P.  L.  and 



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Boston,  Mass. 

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Architect's  sketch  of  the  Adolph  UUman  Amphitliealr. 

now  in  construction  on  the  Brandeis  University  campus. 

(story,  pac;e  3) 

NEWS    t  S  S  V  E 


Forty-one  men 
and  women,  distin- 
guished in  the  arts 
and  sciences  and 
prominent  in  busi- 
ness and  profession- 
al liie,  have  been 
selected  from  com- 
munities through- 
out the  nation  as 
the  first  Fellows  of 
Rrandeis  Universilv. 
the    appointments    was 

Herht'rt  Lclinuiu 

Ainiouncement    of 
made    bv    George 

Alpert.  chairman  of  the  Board  of  Trustees. 

First  to  be  appointed  a  Fellow  was  Dr. 
.'^elman  Waksman.  distinguished  micro- 
biologist responsible  for  the  discovery  of 
streptomycin.  Dr.  Waksman  who  serves 
as  consultant  in  science  to  the  University 
was  named  a  Fellow  last  December.  The 
other  Fellows  were  named  this  week. 

Senator  Herbert  H.  Lehman  of  New 
York  serves  as  honorary  chairman  of 
the  Fellows.  Chairman  is  Frank  L.  Weil, 
also  of  New  York. 

Representing  20  cities  in  17  states  and 
the  District  of  Columbia,  the  Fellows  of 
Brandeis  include  three  women:  Miss 
Susan  Brandeis  of  New  York  City,  daugh- 
ter of  the  late  Supreme  Court  Justice  for 
whom  the  University  is  named:  Miss  Lutie 
D.  Goldstein  of  San  Francisco:  and  Mrs. 
Max  Richter.  New  York  City. 

Also  appointed  to  the  roster  of  Fellows 
were  Edward  Adaskin.  Fall  River.  Mass. 
(posthumous):  Sid- 
ney J.  Allen.  De- 
troit: Samuel  E. 
Aronowitz,  Albany: 
Louis  Aronstam. 
Atlanta:  Milton 
Callner,  Chicago: 
Colonel  Henrv 
Crown,  Chicago: 
Mose  M.  Feld. 
Houston:  Dr.  Jo- 
seph Frehling.  Louisville.  Ky.:  Charles 
Fruchtman,  Toledo:  Frank  Garson,  At- 
lanta: E.  I.  Goldstein.  St.  Louis;  Herman 
Handmacher.    Louisville. 

Benjamin    Katz.    Cincinnati:    Cecil    D. 

Frank  IT  eil 

Kauffmann,  Washington.  D.  C;  Leonard 

Krieger,    Pittsburgh;    Morton    May,    St. 

Louis:       Philip       Meyers,       Cincinnati; 

Benjamin     Ouris- 

man.  Bethesda.  Md.: 

Philip      Pearlman. 

Baltimore;    Jack    I. 

Poses,     New     York 

City;    Jacob    Potof- 

sky,  New  York  City; 

Samuel     Rapaporte. 


Harold  L.  Ren- 
field.  New  York 
City:  Dr.  Julius  Rogoff.  Rowayton,  Conn.;j 
Samuel  Rubin.  New  York  City:  John  D.- 
Schapiro.  Baltimore;  Nathan  Shapero.  De- 
troit: Sam  S.  Schneierson.  New  York  City; 
Charles  Segal.  Larchmont.  N.  Y.:  Judge 
Joseph  Sherbow,  Baltimore:  Leonard 
Simons.  Detroit;  Alvin  Sopkin.  Provi- 
dence: Dr.  Selman  Waksman.  New  Bruns- 
wick. N.  J.:  Abe  D.  Waldauer,  Memphis; 
Joseph  Weingarten.  Houston;  Morton 
Weinress.  Chicago;  Herman  Wiener, 
Toledo:   Charles  H.  Yalem,  Clayton,  Mo. 

Selman  Waksman   ] 



Another  major  step  in  the  rapid  growth 
of  the  L^niversitv  Librarv  has  been  taken 
through  the  generosity  of  Alfred  Whital 
Stern,  prominent  Chicago  community 
leader.  Mr.  Stern  has  contributed  200 
volumes  on  Aliraham  Lincoln  to  the 

Mr.  Stern,  a  well-known  authoritv  on 
Lincoln,  gave  to  the  Librar\  of  Congress 
the  finest  collection  of  Lincolniana  in  the 
countrv.  His  gift  to  the  Lhiiversitv  is  of 
particular  value  to  students  and  facultv 
of  the  School  of  Social  Science  who  are 
using  the  Stern  Collection  of  Lincolniana 
in  their  study  of  the  Civil  War. 


Leaders  of  the  Cosmetic  and  Drug  In- 
dustry— the  first  industry  in  New  York  to 
organize  for  the  support  of  Brandeis — 
once  again  are  demonstrating  their  active 
interest  in  the  LIniversity.  Sparked  by 
Co-chairmen  Samuel  Rubin  of  Faberge 
and  Jack  I.  Poses  of  DOrsav  Sales  Com- 
pany, the  frienrls  of  Brandeis  in  the  Cos- 
metic and  Drug  Inrlustry  held  a  fruitful 
meeting  to  plan  a  dinner-dance  in  honor 
of  the  first  Brandeis  Commencement. 

Out  of  this  meeting  came  the  plans  for 
a  major  fund-raising  event  which  resulted 
in  a  gala  social  affair.  In  honor  of  the  first 
Brandeis  Commencement  this  June,  the 
Cosmetic  and  Drug  Industry  members 
held  a  Cap  and  Gown  Dinner-Dance. 

Among  the  early  sponsors  of  the  dance 
were  Isadore  Alter.  A'Cadia  Powder  Puff 

Co.:  Lewis  Bernstein.  Coty,  Inc.  (attor- 
ney) ;  Leo  Bertisch.  Llnited  Cigar  Whelan, 
Co.;  Herbert  Brandt.  Bloomingdales;  Mil- 
ton Cohen,  Henry  B.  Cohen  Drug  Co.; 
Irving  Feldman.  Zelart  Drug  Co.,  Inc.; 
Louis  1.  Furlager,  Furlager  Mfg.  Co.; 
Meyer  Katz.  Gimbels:  Louis  E.  Kalty, 
Progressive  Drug  Co. 

Also  Oscar  Kolin,  Helena  Rubenstein, 
Inc.:  Howard  Mack,  Mack  Drug  Co.; 
Joseph  L.  Mailman.  Pal  Blade  Co.;  Hugo 
Mock,  Mock  &  Blum  (attorney):  Rich- 
ard Salomon,  Charles  of  the  Ritz;  Benson 
Storfer,  Rudolph  Storfer  and  Herbert  i 
Storfer,  Parfums  Corday.  Inc.;  Stanley 
Swabach,  Abraham  &  Straus. 


APRIL,  1952 

NO.  4 


joins  the  Brandeis  Asso- 
ciates as  the  1200th  mem- 
ber of  the  Greater  Bo:,ton 
Chapter.  Pictured  receii- 
iii;^  his  check  at  the  State 
House  in  Boston  are  (left 
to  right)  Harold  Sherman 
Goldberg,  membership 
chairman  of  the  Greater 
Boston  Associates ;  and 
Hymati    Cohen,    president. 

Official  Publication  of  Brandeis  University  pub- 
lished 8  times  a  year   (twice  in  September  and: 
June,  once  in  January,  April.  July,  August)    at' 
Brandeis  University,  41.5  .South  Street.  Waltham 
.54,  Mass.   Entered  as  second  class  matter  at  the 
Post  Office  in  Boston,  Mass. 

The  Board  of  Trustees:  George  Alpert.  chairman; 
Joseph  F.  Ford,  treasurer;  Norman  S.  Rabb.  sec- 
retary; Hannjh  Abrams.  James  J.  Axelrod.  Meyer 
Jaffe,    Dudley    F.    Kimball.    Paul    Klapper    (de-- 
ceased  ) ,   Adele   Rosenwald   Levy,   Isador   Lubin, . 
David    K.    Niles.   Joseph    M.    Proskauer.    Israeli 
Rogosin.  Eleanor  Roosevelt,  Jacob  Shapiro,  Mor- 
ris S.  Shapiro  and  Adolph  Ullman. 

President  of  the  I'niversity:  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar. 

Honorary  Chairman  of  the  Fellows  of  the  Uni-  ■ 
versity.  Hon.  Herbert  H.  Lehman;   Chairman  of 
the   Fellows   of  the    University,   Frank    L.    \\eil. 

.■\ssoc.   Editors:    Lorraine   Berner.  Jean    Hur\ins 

NEWS     I  S  S  V  E 

Paul  Klapper 


The  Boaril  of 
Trustees  and  the 
President  express 
their  profound 
sorrow  at  the 
death  of  Dr.  Paul 
Klapper  of  New 
York,  a  member 
of  the  Brandeis 
University  Board  of  Trustees. 

On  receiving  word  of  the  passing 
of  Dr.  Klapper,  George  Alpert, 
chairman  of  the  Board  stated: 

"I  was  deeply  grieved  to  learn  of 
the  untimely  death  of  Dr.  Paul  Klap- 
per, who  has  served  with  us  so  vigor- 
ously as  a  member  of  the  Board  of 
Trustees  of  Brandeis  University. 
Dr.  Klapper's  early  vision  and  un- 
flagging enthusiasm  were  in  no 
small  measure  responsible  for  the 
founding  of  this  institution  nearly 
four  years  ago.  Brandeis  University 
and  its  Board  of  Trustees  will  sorely 
miss  the  firm  leadership  and  in- 
spired guidance  which  Dr.  Paul 
Klapper  brought  to  us  in  his  role  as 
one  of  the  founding  Trustees." 

One  of  the  most  valiant  and  able 
proponents  of  higher  education  in 
this  country.  Dr.  Klapper  was 
elected  first  president  of  Queens  Col- 
lege in  New  York  and  served  on  the 
Board  of  Trustees  of  New  York 
State  University. 

Dr.  Klapper  graduated  from  the 
City  College  of  the  City  of  New  York 
and  served  there  as  Professor  of 
Education,  later  as  Dean  of  the 
School  of  Education.  In  1949-50  he 
was  a  visiting  professor  at  the  Uni- 
versity of  Chicago. 



Providence.  R.  I.  women  gathered  at 
;he  Sheraton-Biltmore  Hotel  for  their  an- 
nual meeting  and  installation  of  officers 
to  hear  Dr.  Max  Lerner,  professor  of 
American  civilization  and  institutions,  dis- 
cuss "'Design  for  Education". 

A  reception  for  Dr.  Lerner  and  a  coffee 
hour  preceded  the  program,  during  which 
Mrs.  Louis  I.  Kramer,  president  of  the 
chapter  since  its  founding  three  years  ago, 
gave  the  animal  report. 

More  than  2.50  members  witnessed  the 
installation  of  Mrs.  Arthur  J.  Levy  as 
president  and  Mrs.  Kramer  as  honorary 
presitlent.  Other  officers  elected  were  vice 
presidents  Mrs.  Irving  J.  Fain  and  Mrs. 
Seebert  J.  Goldowsky;  Mrs.  Max  Green- 
baum,  treasurer;  Mrs.  Archie  Fain,  re- 
cording secretary:  Mrs.  Abraham  Adler. 
corresponding  secretary;  and  Mrs.  Judah 
Senienoff,  financial  secretary. 

Editorial  Reprinted  from 

^f)c  Pogton  Bail?  miotic 

For  the  Humanities 

There  is  something  appealing  in  the 
news  that  Brandeis  University  is  building 
an  amphitheatre  for  musical,  dramatic  and 
other  cultural  activities.  Americans  have 
become  so  accustomed  to  think  of  colleges 
in  terms  of  their  stadiums  and  bowls  that 
this  enterprise  seems  attractively  out  of 
the  ordinary. 

The  structure  will  be  the  first  unit  in  a 
Creative  Arts  Center  at  the  university. 
It  will  bear  the  name  of  Adolph  Ullman, 
a  Boston  businessman  friend  of  the  univer- 
sity, who  has  underwritten  the  cost.  The 
amphitheatre  will  be  ready  for  a  Festival 
of  Creative  Arts  in  June. 

All  these  facts  make  it  clear  that  Bran- 
deis is  doing  something  very  useful.  In 
a  period  when  all  the  public  pressures  urge 
educational  institutions  to  act  otherwise, 
the  university  is  making  a  strong  effort 
to  emphasize  the  humanities,  the  liberal 

It  is  not  only  establishing  a  position  for 
itself.  It  is  providing  an  example  which 
will  have  its  effect  on  other  American 


Terminating  an  intensive  eight-week 
membership  drive,  the  Greater  Boston 
Chapter  of  the  Women's  Committee  held 
its  annual  meeting  at  the  Hotel  Somerset 
under  the  chairmanship  of  Mrs.  Herman 
A.  Mintz,  president.  A  large  enrollment 
of  new  members  swelled  their  numbers  to 

Highlighting  the  meeting  was  a  panel 
discussion  entitled  "Education  for  To- 
morrow" which  presented  four  members 
of  the  Brandeis  faculty  to  the  enthusiastic 
crowd  of  over  500  women.  The  partici- 
pants were  professors  of  physics,  music, 
psychology  and  English. 

ERS take  time  out  after 
II  successful  meeting  at 
the  Brown  Palace  Hotel 
to  read  about  Brandeis 
with  Trustee  Chairman 
George  Alpert.  Left  to 
right  are  Emmelt  Heitler; 
Mr.  Alpert;  David  S. 
Touff,  chairman  of  the 
Denver  .4.ssociates ;  and 
Judge  Charles  Rosenbauni. 
.4s  a  result  of  the  meeting 
everyone  present  joined 
the  ranks  of  the  Brandeis 

The  Adolph  Ullman  Amphitheatre  now 
being  constructed  at  Brandeis  will  be  com- 
pleted in  time  for  the  Festival  of  the 
Creative  Arts  to  be  held  at  Brandeis  this 
June,  the  University  has  announced. 

The  Amphitheatre,  which  will  contain 
full  facilities  for  spring  and  summer  musi- 
cal, theatrical  and  other  cultural  activities, 
is  the  first  unit  to  be  built  in  the  projected 
Creative  Arts  Centre  of  the  University. 

Cost  of  the  Amphitheatre's  construction 
has  been  underwritten  by  Adolph  Ullman, 
a  member  of  the  Board  of  Trustees,  who 
serves  as  chairman  of  the  Creative  Arts 
Centre  Committee  and  as  honorary  chair- 
man of  The  Friends  of  The  School  of 
Music.  Mr.  Ullman  is  president  of  North- 
eastern Distributors  in  Boston. 

Designed  by  the  architectural  firm  of 
Harrison  and  Abramovitz  of  New  York, 
who  collaborated  in  the  planning  of  the 
United  Nations  Secretariat  Building,  the 
Amphitheatre  will  feature  a  62-foot  stage, 
which  with  sliding  doors  can  be  closed  to 
40  feet.  There  will  be  an  orchestra  pit 
capable  of  seating  40  musicians. 

The  lower  level  of  the  Amphitheatre 
makes  provisions  for  several  large  class- 
rooms, in  addition  to  toilet  and  shower 
rooms,  dressing  rooms,  and  storage  and 
utility  rooms.  Seating  facilities  will  be 
available  in  this  first  year  for  2000.  with 
the  potential  for  future  expansion. 

The  structure  will  be  complete  with 
theatrical  lighting  equipment,  scenery 
backdrops,  and  stage  curtains.  To  be 
constructed  of  wood  and  concrete,  it  will 
occupy  three  acres  of  land  on  a  natural 
slope  facing  the  grape  arbor  on  the  Uni- 
versity's 181-acre  campus. 

"The  new  Amphitheatre,"  President 
Sachar  declared,  "is  a  tribute  to  the  vision 
of  Mr.  Ulhiian  who  has,  from  the  begin- 
ning of  the  University's  life,  been  con- 
cerned about  the  creative  arts  program." 


COLUMBUS,  OHIO  .  .  National  President  Mrs.  Irving  Abrams  installed  the 
newly-elected  officers  of  the  Womens  Committee  chapter  at  an  eventful  membership 
luncheon  attended  by  350  women.  Chapter  President  Mrs.  Alfred  J.  Kobacker 
presided  ....  JACKSONVILLE,  FLA.  .  .  Always  on  the  alert  for  promoting 
Brandeis,  the  enterprising  JTonieji's  Committee  chapter  under  the  chair- 
manship of  Mrs.  Benjamin  Stein  arranged  a  television  program  for  Clarence 
Q.  Berger,  executive  assistant  to  the  president,  on  the  afternoon  of  their 
annual  membership  meeting  ....  LAS  VEGAS,  NEVADA  .  .  The  ever-expand- 
ing frontier  of  friendship  for  Brandeis  has  been  pushed  forward  by  a  new  Associates 
committee,  organized  by  Jacob  Kozloff.  A  luncheon  meeting,  sponsored  by  Mr. 
KozlofI,  was  addressed  by  Trustee  Chairman  George  Alpert  who  brought  the  Bran- 
deis story  to  the  Nevada  group  ....  DETROIT  .  .  Three  Brandeis  stinlerits  home  on 
vacation  presented  a  panel  on  "The  Sludenl's  Eye-l  ietv  of  Brandeis"  to  the  W  omen's 
Committee  chapter.     Mrs.  Oscar  Zemon  and  Mrs.  Leonard  Kasle  were  co-chairmen. 

WALTHAM  .  .  Brandeis  University  played  host  to  Dr.  Curt  Wormann,  director  of 
the  Jewish  National  and  University  Librarv  of  Jerusalem,  who  was  observing  the 
library  facilities  and  methods,  in  conjunction  with  a  general  tour  of  American 
libraries  ....  DORCHESTER,  MASS.  .  .  Over  70  new  members  enrolled  at  the 
district  meeting  chaired  by  Mrs.  Edward  L.  Belkin.  Emanuel  M.  Gilbert,  Director  oj 
Public  Affairs,  was  guest  speaker  ....  WASHINGTON,  D.  C.  .  .  Unanimous 
approval  for  the  revised  by-laws  of  the  Womens  Connnittee  chapter  was  gained  at 
a  meeting  chaired  by  Mrs.  Philip  Rosenfeld.  president  of  the  group.  George  Alpert 
was  guest  speaker  ....  TOLEDO,  OHIO  .  .  To  organize  an  Associates  chapter, 
prominent  community  leaders  held  a  cocktail  party  at  the  Commodore 
Perry  Hotel,  chaired  hy  Herman  Weiner,  and  co-chaired  hy  Jerry  Baron, 
Leonard  Fruchtman  and  Abe  J.  Levine. 

PHILADELPHIA  .  .  This  city  was  a  recent  stop  on  the  busy  itinerary  of  Professor 
Ludwig  Lewisohn  in  his  extensive  travels  for  the  Women  s  Committee.  He  addressed 
a  dessert  luncheon  meeting  chaired  by  Mrs.  Sidney  Krasnoff  at  the  Sylvania  Hotel 
....  CHICAGO  .  .  The  Chicago  Chapter  oj  the  Brandeis  Associates  has  scheduled 
its  second  annual  dinner  jor  April  at  the  Standard  Club.  Herbert  Nickelson  heads 
the  chapter  ....  ATLANTA,  GEORGIA  .  .  Resuhs  of  the  annual  meeting  chaired  bv 
President  Mrs.  Harold  Marcus  showed  a  new  enrollment  of  62  annual  and  16  life 
members  ....  MANCHESTER,  N.  H.  .  .  The  Currier  Gallery  of  Art  was  the 
scene  of  the  annual  spring  meeting  of  the  Women's  Committee  chapter  chaired  by 
Mrs.  Fred  Bernhard.  Many  members  from  other  New  Hampshire  cities  joined  the 
group  to  hear  guest  speaker  Professor  Thomas  Savage,  who  returned  by  popular 
demand  after  last  year's  address. 

NEW  YORK  CITY  .  .  Interest  in  Brandeis  has  been  heightened  throughout 
the  year  by  a  monthly  luncheon  club  for  Neiv  York  friends  of  Braiuleis 
in  the  liquor,  ivines  and  spirits  industry.  Under  the  chairmanship  of 
Harold  L.  Renfield  of  Renfield  Importers,  Ltd.,  and  Co-chairmen  Charles 
A.  Berns  of  21  Brands  and  Joshua.  A.  Gollin  of  Schenley's,  the  luncheons 
have  played  host  to  many  outstanding  speakers  ....  CANTON,  OHIO  .  .  At 
a  recent  luncheon  meeting  the  Brandeis  Womens  Committee  chapter  played  hostess 
to  all  the  Jewish  women's  groups  in  that  city  at  which  Mrs.  Paul  Heller,  chapter 
president,  presided  ....  NEW  YORK  .  .  Women's  Committee  chapters  are 
joining  the  journalism  circuit  in  Queens  and  Manhattan  with  their  individual 
chapter  publications. 

INDIANAPOLIS  .  .  Climaxing  a  successful  membership  drive,  during  which  40 
annual  and  4  life  members  were  enrolled,  the  Women's  Committee  chapter  held  their 
annual  meeting  at  the  home  of  retiring  President  Mrs.  Jack  A.  Goodman  with 
Clarence  Q.  Berger  as  guest  speaker.  Mrs.  Charles  Efroymson  was  installed  as 
president  ....  BROOKLYN  .  ,  Women's  Committee  members  assembled  at 
the  East  Midivood  Jetvish  Center  recently  to  hear  Dr.  Robert  Thornton  of 
the  Brandeis  faculty  and  Miss  Susan  Brandeis,  honorary  president  of  the 
Women's  Committee,  speak  on  behalf  of  the  University.  An  appeal  for 
membership  was  made  by  Judge  Ruth  Wurters.  Mrs.  S.  Charles  Gardner 
is  president  of  the  chapter. 


The  Frank  Mack  Research  Laboratorj 
has  been  established  at  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity in  honor  of  Frank  Mack,  late  St. 
Louis  philanthropist,  by  his  widow  and 
children  Sol  Mack,  David  Mack,  and  Dr. 
and  Mrs.  Norman  Hankin. 

One  of  the  science  research  laboratories 
at  the  University,  the  new  facility  named 
for  the  late  St.  Louis  community  leader 
will  be  used  for  experimental  investiga- 
tions by  advanced  students  and  members 
of  the  faculty.  It  is  located  in  Sydeman 
Hall,  new  classroom  building. 

Included  among  the  modern  scientific 
equipment  to  be  contained  in  the  Frank 
Mack  Laboratory  are  a  fume  hood,  vacu- 
um distillation  equipment,  catalytic  hy- 
drogenation  apparatus,  and  standard 
taper  class  apparatus  for  synthetic  work 
in  organic  chemistry. 

FESSOR .  .  .  Talking  it  over  with  Professor 
Ludwig  Lewisohn  after  an  open  meeting  of  the 
Chicago  Womens  Committee  Chapter  are  Mrs.  ■ 
Isaac  Wagner,  chapter  vice  president,  and  Mrs. 
Maurice  Mandel,  president  (right).  Nearly  500 
women  gathered  at  Chicago's  Congress  Hotel  fori 
the  meeting.  More  than  2600  women  are  mem- 
bers of  the  Chicago  Women's  Committee  Chapter. 


Featuring  a  pep-tea  for  prospective 
members  in  their  busy  two-week  period 
of  activities  to  augment  support  for  Bran- 
deis, the  New  Bedford  Chapter  of  the 
Women's  Committee  climaxed  their  mem- 
bership drive  with  a  tea  at  the  Jewish 
Community  Center. 

Over  125  women  attended  the  meeting 
addressed  by  Dr.  Robert  Thornton,  as- 
sociate professor  of  physics.  Twenty-eight 
annual  and  three  life  members  were  added 
to  the  roster  that  afternoon. 

Elected  to  head  the  chapter  for  the 
coming  year  was  Mrs.  Harry  Zeitz  who 
presided  at  the  meeting.  Other  officers 
elected  were  Mmes.  Joseph  Jaslow  and  Leon 
I.  Silverstein,  first  and  second  vice  presi- 
dents who  also  served  as  co-chairmen  of  the 
tea;  Mrs.  Joseph  Epstein,  recording  secre- 
tary; Mrs.  Max  Copeland,  financial  sec- 
retary;  and  Mrs.  Louis  Narva,  treasurer. 



From  top  colleges  and  universities 
throughout  the  United  States,  acceptances 
to  graduate  and  professional  schools  are 
being  received  daily  by  the  members  of 
:he  first  graduating  class  of  Brandeis. 

Following  the  approval  of  Brandeis  by 
;he  Executive  Committee  of  the  American 
A.ssociation  of  Law  Schools,  six  major  law 
schools  have  admitted  Brandeis  students. 
With  several  universities  yet  to  be  heard 
"rem.  the  following  law  schools  have  ac- 
epted  Brandeis  applicants:  the  University 
if  Pennsylvania,  Harvard,  Columbia, 
]ornell.  Syracuse,  and  Boston  University. 

So  far  eleven  students  have  been  ad- 
nitted  to  medical  and  dental  schools.  The 
medical  schools  of  Tufts  College  and  Bos- 
;on  University,  and  the  dental  schools  of 
Tufts,  Columbia,  and  the  University  of 
Pennsylvania  have  sent  acceptances.  One 
student  successfully  applied  to  Columbia 
University's  School  of  Optometry;  an- 
ither  will  continue  her  studies  next  year 
it  the  Simmons  College  School  of  Medical 
(ocial  Work. 


Spearheading  a 
drive  to  enroll  225 
men  for  their  fos- 
ter alumni  group, 
more  than  125 
Brandeis  Associ- 
ates met  at  the 
Woodholme  Coun- 
try Club  in  Pikes- 
ville,  Maryland, 
for  the  first  annual  dinner  of  the  Balti- 
more group.  Chairmen  of  the  meeting 
were  Richard  Marcus  and  Irving  Smith. 

President  Abram  L.  Sachar  addressed 
the  Baltimore  men  at  the  meeting  which 
apened  the  campaign  for  Brandeis. 



Celebrating  its  first  birthday,  the  fast- 
growing  Queens  Chapter  of  the  Brandeis 
Women's  Committee  invited  State  Senator 
Seymour  Halpern  to  preside  over  the  in- 
stallation of  officers  at  its  meeting  at  the 
Fresh  Meadows  Inn  in  Flushing. 

George  Alpert,  Trustee  chairman,  re- 
ported on  the  progress  of  the  University. 

Re-elected  president  was  Mrs.  Irving 
Kahn;  elected  with  her  were  Mrs.  Richard 
G.  Haller,  Mrs.  Seymour  Karger.  Mrs. 
Ben  S.  Marcus.  Mrs.  Herbert  Wartel.  vice 
presidents;  Mrs.  Nathan  Seltzer,  treas- 
urer; Mrs.  Bernard  Glass,  financial  secre- 
tary; Mrs.  Irving  Smith,  corresponding 
secretary;  and  Mrs.  Allan  Brosman.  re- 
cording secretary. 

rving  Smith 

The  Business  Schools  of  Harvard.  Co- 
lumbia, Cornell,  and  the  University  of 
New  Hampshire  have  replied  affirmatively 
to  a  number  of  Brandeis  seniors. 

While  many  graduate  schools  of  arts 
and  sciences  have  not  yet  replied.  Prince- 
ton has  accepted  a  Brandeis  student  for 
graduate  work  in  political  science:  Bryn 
Mawr  has  offered  an  $800  fellowship  in 
philosophy  to  an  applicant  from  Brandeis. 
One  senior  has  received  from  both  Yale 
and  the  Massachusetts  Institute  of  Tech- 
nology fellowships  carrying  a  stipend  of 
$1000  plus  tuition  expenses,  for  the  study 
of  economics.  The  Woodrow  Wilson 
School  of  Princeton  University  also  has 
accepted  a  Brandeis  applicant,  with  a 
$1600  fellowship. 

A  fellowship  covering  tuition  and  carry- 
ing a  stipend  of  $1000  has  been  offered  by 
Wayne  University  in  Detroit  to  a  student 
to  continue  work  in  chemistry.  New  York 
University  has  accepted  a  Brandeis  senior 
for  advanced  study  in  biochemistry. 

These  acceptances  of  the  first  graduates 
of  Brandeis  University  by  graduate 
schools  of  leading  educational  institutions 
of  the  nation  testify  cogently  to  the  fact 
that  four-year-old  Brandeis  University  has 
won  acceptance  into  the  family  of  Amer- 
ican colleges  and  universities. 


Two  Brandeis  seniors  have  dis- 
covered something  new  in  the  field  of 
psychology.  According  to  Dr.  lames 
B.  Klee.  Brandeis  lecturer  in  psychol- 
ogy, Leonard  Weiner  and  Herbert 
Gross,  both  of  Boston,  have  developed 
a  new  orientation  to  the  role  of  ego  in 
problem  solving.  Psychologists,  say 
the  students,  have  neglected  to  ac- 
count for  "involvement-of-the-ego"  in 
problem  solving. 

As  a  result  of  their  productive  re- 
search, the  Brandeis  students  were 
selected  by  the  Eastern  Colleges  Sci- 
ence Conference  to  read  a  paper  on 
their  study.  The  joint  paper  was  titled 
"A  New  Approach  to  Ego  Involvement 
in  Problem  Solving". 




Tubie  Resnik;  co-chairman  of  the  1952  Liquor, 
Wines,  and  Spirits  Industry  Dinner-Dance  held 
for  Brandeis  in  New  York,  addresses  the  audi- 
ence of  over  1000  men  and  women  who  attended 
the  affair.  At  right  is  Co-chairman  Harold  L. 
Renfield.  Max  Lerner,  Brandeis  professor  of 
American  civilization  and  institutions,  is  seated 
at  left. 

A  formal  dinner-dance,  sponsored  by 
friends  of  Brandeis  in  the  Liquor,  Wines 
and  Spirits  Industry,  drew  more  than  a 
thousand  men  and  women  to  the  Grand 
Ballroom  of  New  York's  Waldorf  Astoria 
for  a  gala  affair  which  raised  over  $85,000 
for  the  University. 

Co-chairmen  of  the  dinner-dance  were 
W.  W.  Wachtel  and  Tubie  Resnik  of 
Calvert's;  Harold  L.  Renfield  of  Renfield 
Importers.  Ltd.;  Victor  A.  Fischel  and 
Harold  S.  Lee  of  Seagram's;  John  L. 
Liban  and  David  Bunim  of  Schenley's; 
Charles  A.  Berns  of  21  Brands;  Morris  C. 
Alprin,  counsel  for  the  Greater  New  York 
Wholesale  Liquor  Association:  and  Je- 
rome W.  Picker.  Fronnn  &  Sichel,  who 
also  served  as  treasurer  of  the  committee. 

Chairman  of  arrangements  for  the  sec- 
ond year  was  Tubie  Resnik.  with  William 
Hodes  of  Schenley's  in  charge  of  co- 
ordination and  program. 


Leonard  Bernstein,  professor  of  music 
and  director  of  the  School  of  Creative 
Arts  at  Brandeis.  and  Max  Lerner.  profes- 
sor of  American  civilization,  will  be  the 
featured  participants  in  the  spring  session 
of  the  Institute  of  Adult  Education.  These 
courses  are  open  to  the  public. 

Professor  Bernstein  will  offer  a  series 
of  lectures  entitled  "Music  and  People" 
which  will  encompass  fo'ir  aspects  of  mu- 
sic: "The  Language  of  Music".  "You.  the 

Public".  "The  Interpretive  Mind".  "The 
Creative  Mind".  His  course  will  meet  on 
Tuesday  evenings.  May  6  to  May  27. 

"America  in  a  World  Framework"  will 
be  the  topic  of  Dr.  Lerner's  course.  In  it 
he  will  explore  the  nature  of  the  American 
civilization  and  the  direction  of  American 
policy  within  the  framework  of  forces  and 
idea  systems  in  the  modern  world.  Dr. 
Lerner's  course  will  meet  on  Wednesday 
evenings.  May  14  to  June  4. 





Completing  its  first  four-year  under- 
graduate cycle.  Brandeis  I  niversitv  will 
hold  its  historv-niaking  initial  Commence- 
ment Exercises  Monday.  June  16.  1952. 
These  Exercises  will  mark  the  coming  of 
age  of  the  nations  first  Jewish-founded 
nonsectarian  university.    With  the  grant- 


Dr.  Frank  Aydelotte.  elder  statesman  of 
the  pioneers  of  modern  American  edu- 
cation and  one  of  the  foremost  educators 
in  the  United  States  today,  will  deliver 
the  principal  address  at  the  first  Com- 
mencement Exercises  of  Brandeis. 

Formerly  a  professor  of  English  at  the 
University  of  Indiana  and  M.  I.  T..  the 
noted  educator  was  president  of  Swarth- 
more  College  for  nineteen  years.  He 
became  the  first  director  of  Princeton 
University's  Institute  of  Advance  Study 
in  1939.  During  World  War  II,  he  was 
chairman  of  the  committee  on  scientific 
personnel  for  the  governments  Office  of 
Scientific  Research  and  Development. 

Dr.  Aydelotte  is  the  autht)r  and  editor 
of  more  than  a  dozen  books  and  has 
contributed  numerous  articles  on  English 
literature,  education  and  public  affairs 
to  leading  periodicals. 

ing  of  degrees  to  102  seniors.  Brandeis 
will  take  its  place  in  the  ranks  of  the 
nation's  centers  of  higher  learning. 

The  University  will  hold  its  first  Bac- 
calaureate Exercises  in  Nathan  Seifer 
Hall.  Saturday.  June  14. 

The  first  senior  class  will  march  down 
the  stately  walks  of  the  Library  Triangle 
June  16.  to  receive  the  degree  of  Bachelor 
of  Arts.  Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Trus- 
tees George  Alpert.  and  President  Abram 
L.  Sachar  will  present  the  diplomas.  Pro- 
fessor Max  Lerner.  representing  the  Fac- 
ulty Committee  on  Awards,  will  present 
awards  to  outstanding  students. 

Marshal  of  the  Aides  for  Commence- 
ment week  will  be  Harold  Sherman  Gold- 
berg. Osborne  Earle.  associate  professor  of 
English,  as  Marshal  for  the  University, 
will  lead  the  faculty  procession  in  the 
Commencement  Exercises.  At  the  head  of 
the  student  procession  will  be  Gustav 
Ranis,  president  of  the  senior  class,  who 
will  be  Marshal  of  the  students. 

Foster   .4Iuiiini   Plans 

The  Conmienceinent  Exercises  will  be 
preceded  on  campus  by  a  four-da\  Festi- 
val of  the  Creative  Arts,  and  will  be  fol- 
lowed by  meetings  of  the  L  niversitys 
foster  alumni.  It  is  expected  that  every 
State  in  the  I  nion  will  be  represented. 

Commenvetnpttt  Week  Calendar 

Thursday,  June  12,  1952 

Openinc  Svmposm  m  of  thf.  Fkstival  of  Thk  Creativk  Arts:   Adolph  I  llman 

Friday.  June  13,  1952 
Festival  Art  Showing:  Nathan  Seifer  Hall 
Festival  Jazz  Symposium:  Adolph  Ullman  Amphitheatre 
Senior  Prosi:  Pinebrook  Cointry  Clib 

Saturday,  June  14,  1952 
Baccalalibe.ate  Exercises;  Nathax  Seifer  Hall 
Festival  Poetry  Readixcs;  Adolph  Ullman  Amphitheatre 
Festival  Theatre  Evening:  Adolph  Ullman  Amphitheatre 

Sunday,  |une  15.  1952 
Festival  Film  Symposrm:  Nathan  Seifer  Hall 
Festival  Concert;  Adolph  Ullman  Amphitheatre 
Senior  Class  Banquet 

Closing  Symposium  of  the  Festival  of  the  Creative  Arts:   Adolph  Ullman 

Monday,  June  16,  1952 
Annual  Meeting  of  the  Board  of  Trustees;  President's  Office 
Commencement  Exercises:  Library  Triangle 
First  Annual  Meeting.  Brandeis  Alumni  Association 
Pre-Convention  Meeting.  National  Women's  Committee  Executive  Board 
Joint  Banquet  of  the  National  Women's    Committee   Conference   and   the 
Second  Annual  Assembly  of  the  Brandeis  Associates:  Library  Triangle 

Tuesday,  June  17,  1952 

Business  Sessions,  National  Women's  Committee  Conference;   on  Campus 
Business  Sessions  of  the  Second  Annual  Assembly  of  the  Brandeis  Asso- 
ciates; on  Campus 

Wednesday.  |une  18,  1952 
All  Day         Business  Sessions.  National  Wcimin's  Committee  Conference:   on   Campus 





























3:00  P.M 



All  Day 



Mrs.  Carl  Spector 

The  Fourth  An- 
nual Conference  of 
the  National  Wo- 
men's Committee 
will  be  convened  on 
June  16.  immedi- 
ately following  the 
Commencement  Ex- 
ercises. With  Mrs. 
Carl  Spector  serving 
as  chairman,  the  conference  will  consist 
of  a  national  board  meeting,  a  banquet 
for  the  delegates,  and  two  days  of  inten- 
sive business  meetings.  The  delegates  will 
be  addressed  hv  members  of  the  I'niver- 
sity  administration  and  will  participate  in 
classes  conducted  by  faculty  members.  A 
"back-to-college"  evening  on  June  17  will 
feature  classes  in  literature  and  languages, 
semetics  and  science,  social  sciences  and 

The  Brandeis  Associates  will  hold  their 
Second  National  Assembly  on  campus 
under  the  general 
chairmanship  of 
Milton  Kahn.  na- 
tional chairman. 
Delegates  to  the  as- 
sembly will  attend 
a  joint  banquet  with 
inenibers  of  the  Na- 
tional Wo  m  en's 
Committee.  Mrs. 
Irving  Abrams.  national  president  of  the 
Women's  Committee,  and  Mr.  Kahn  will 
address  the  assembled  foster  alumni.  Liai- 
son chairman  for  the  Associates  will  be 
Sidney  Kaye.  a  member  of  the  Greater 
Boston  Associates  Chapter  which  will  act 
as  host  chapter. 

Trustees,   Fellows   Meet 

The  entire  Board  of  Trustees  will  also 
assemble  on  campus  for  the  Commence- 
ment program.  In  addition  to  its  partici- 
pation in  the  Commencement  Exercises, 
the  Board  will  hold  its  annual  Business  • 
Meeting  on  June  16. 

The  newly-appointed  Fellows  of  the 
LTniversitv  will  meet  for  the  first  time 
during  Commencement  week  at  the  home 
of  President  Abram  L.  Sachar.  The  first 
Conference  of  the  Fellows  w  ill  be  a  dinner 
meeting  on  Sunday.  June  lr>. 

Milton  Kahn 

A  section  of  seats  will  be  reserved  at 
Commencement  Exercises  for  members 
of  the  National  Women's  Committee, 
the  Brandeis  Associates,  the  Brandeis 
Athletic  Association,  and  the  Friends 
of  The  School  of  Music.  Requests  for 
tickets  should  be  addressed  to  the 
Committee  on  Commencement,  Bran- 
deis University.  Members  are  urged 
to  send  for  their  tickets  as  soon  as 




Mtiic  Blitzstein 

Two  world  premieres  will  highlight  the  first  Festival  of  the  Crea- 
tive Arts  June  12  to  15  in  the  new  Adolph  Ullman  Amphitheatre, 
llnder  the  direction  of  conductor-composer  Leonard  Bernstein,  the 
Festival  will  present  an  integrated  and  sustained  inquiry  into  the 
present  state  of  all  the  creative  arts:  music,  drama,  dance,  poetry 
and  art.  ''Trouble  in  Tahiti''.  Leonard  Bernstein's  new  opera,  and 
Marc  Blitzstein's  adaptation  of  Kurt  Weill's  "Threepenny  Opera"  will 
be  premiered.  Featured  at  the  Festival  will  be  an  exhibit  of  the 
University's  art  treasures  and  members  of  the  Boston  Symphony 
Orchestra  at  idl  musical  performances. 

Thursday,  June  12.  1952 


James  Johnson  Sweeney,  noted  art 
;ritic,  and  Professor  Ludwig  Lewisohn 
vill  be  among  the  leading  figures  in  the 
lontemporarv  arts  who  will  set  the  stage 
'or  a  gala  Festival.  They  will  open  with 
I  symposium  on  "An  Inquiry  into  the 
'resent  State  of  the  Creative  Arts"  mod- 
srated  by  Leonard  Bernstein.  They  will 
;lose  the  Festival  on  Sunday  evening 
vith  a  filial  symposium  to  crystallize  their 


"Trouble  in  Tahiti".  Leonard  Bern- 
itein's  new  opera,  written  especially  for 
he  occasion,  will  have  its  world  premiere 
ollow  ing  the  panel  discussion.  Conducted 
y  Mr.  Bernstein,  featured  soloists  will  be 
ell  Tansenian  and  David  Atkinson. 

Friday.  June  13,   1952 


A  unique  group  of  art  films  from  many 
nations  will  signal  the  second  morning  of 
he  Festival.  Discussions  will  be  led  by 
Brandeis'  artist,  Mitchell  Siporin. 

/■///•;  DOMJR  AM)  THE  IJIKK<.T()K  .  .  . 
Iiliil/ili  idlman,  prominent  Bostonian.  examines 
I'liirprints  of  the  Adolph  Ullman  Amphitheatre 
iiilh   Leanard  Bernstein. 

Friday.    |unc    13.    1952 


The  historical  side  of  jazz  and  be-bop 
and  their  impact  u])on  our  society  will  be 
presented  at  the  afternoon  jazz  sympo- 
sium, moderated  bv  Leonard  Bernstein. 

Participants  will  include  John  Mehegan 
of  the  Juilliard  School  of  Music.  George 
Simons  and  Barry  Ulanov  of  Metronome, 
Leonard  Feather  of  Downbeat,  disc  jock- 
ey, Nat  Hentoff,  George  Wein  of  "Story- 
ville,"  Boston's  jazz  center,  and  Lenny 
Tristano.  top  modern  jazz  group  leader. 


Subscriptions  are  now  being  accepted 
for  the  Festival  of  the  Creative  Arts. 
The  series  price  of  $12.00  for  the  gen- 
eral reserved  and  $18.00  for  the  spon- 
sors' reserved  sections  entitles  one  to 
admission  to  all  Festival  events. 
Checks  should  be  made  payable  to 
Brandeis  University  and  mailed  to  the 
Festival  of  the  Creative  Arts  Commit- 
tee. Seats  will  be  allocated  in  order 
of  applications  received. 

Karl  Shapiro 

Saturday,  June  14,   1952 


Three  of  America's 
influential  poets  will 
be  present  in  the  aft- 
ernoon to  offer  poetry 
readings  and  interpre- 
tations of  their  work. 
A  brilliant  poet 
who  achieved  recog- 
nition during  the  war, 
Karl  Shapiro  first 
gained  fame  with  his  jioems  written  under 
combat  in  New  Guinea. 

Peter  Viereck,  one  of  the  nations  force- 
ful poets,  is  by  profession  an  historian. 
His  first  book  of  poems  won  the  Pulitzer 
Prize  in  1949:  his  zest,  wit  and  gift  for 
lyricism  have  received  wide  acclaim. 

William  Carlos 
Williams,  a  practis- 
i  n  g  physician,  has 
I)  e  e  n  a  celebrated 
poet  for  a  generation. 
Despite  his  busy  pro- 
fessional life,  he  has 
found  time  to  pro- 
duce poetry  widely 



Saturday,    June    14,    1952 

Arthur  Fiedler  and  Merre  Cunningham 

.  <:.  II  illiiims 

Drawing  upon  all  of  its  varied  compo- 
nents. Theatre  Night  will  present  a  rich 
and  colorful  integration  of  drama,  dance, 
music  and  decor. 

The  beautiful  choral  ballet,  "Les  Noces" 
by  Stravinsky,  rarely  performed  in  the 
United  States,  will  be  staged.  Arthur 
Fiedler,  founder  and  leader  of  the  Boston 
"Pops"  Orchestra,  will  prepare  the  Arthur 
Fiedler  Chorus  for  the  musical  back- 
ground. Choreography  will  be  executed 
by  faculty  member  Merce  Cunningham, 
former  soloist  with  Martha  Graham,  who 
will  dance  the  lead  in  the  ballet. 

iMusique  Concrete,  a  concatenation  of 
music  and  sound  by  Pierre  Schaeffer. 
leading  exponent  of  this  experimental  ap- 
proach to  music,  will  be  presented  with 
a  modern  dance  interpretation  by  Mr. 

The  world  premiere  of  Marc  Blitzstein's 
adaptation  of  Kurt  Weill's  "Threepenny 
Opera"  will  be  presented  on  Theatre  Night 
with  Mr.  Blitzstein  as  narrator.  Distin- 
guished as  both  a  composer  and  play- 
wright. Mr.  Blitzstein  will  direct  the  Opera 
for  the  Festival.  Lotte  Lenya,  formerly 
married  to  the  late  Kurt  Weill,  will  sing 
one  of  the  leading  roles. 

Sunday,  June  15.  1952 


A  program  of  contemporar\  concert 
music  with  members  of  the  Boston  Sym- 
phony Orchestra  conducted  by  Leonard 
Bernstein  is  scheduled  for  the  afternoon 
as  a  tribute  to  honor  the  late  Serge  Kous- 
sevitsky,  who  served  as  consultant  in 
music  to  Brandeis. 

I'ealured  selections  on  the  program 
will  include  F5enjamin  Britten's  "Serenade 
jor  Tenor  and  Horn"  with  David  Lloyd  as 
tenor  soloist.  Aaron  Copland's  "Concerto 
for  Clarinet"  with  David  Oppenheim  as 
soloist,  and  Irving  Fine's  "Nolturno  for 
Strinns  and  Harp",  written  in  memory  of 
Dr.  Koussevilskv. 




Joseph  I' 

The  main  class- 
room building  on  the 
Brandeis  campus  will 
shortly  be  named  the 
Clara  and  Joseph 
Ford  Science  Hall  as 
a  tribute  to  the  es- 
teemed Boston  couple. 
Friends  of  the  Fords 
contributed  the  funds 
last  year  in  honor  of  Joseph  Ford's  six- 
tieth birthday. 

Mr.  Ford  is  president  and  treasurer  of 
the  Ford  Manufacturing.  Inc.  A  member 
of  the  corporation  of  Northeastern  Uni- 


Evidence  of  a  strong  bulwark  in  life 
memberships  in  the  Brandeis  Women's 
Committee  was  demonstrated  recently  at  a 
life  membership  tea  of  80  women  at  the 
home  of  Mrs.  Joseph  Hoodin.  in  Cincin- 
nati. Clarence  Q.  Berger,  executive  as- 
sistant to  the  president,  was  quest  speaker. 

Chapter  Chairman  Mrs.  Philip  Meyer, 
national  vice  president  of  the  Brandeis 
foster  alumni  group,  reports  that  of  700 
members  in  the  Cincinnati  Chapter.  104 
are  life  members. 

Committee  members  responsible  for  the 
fast-growing  numbers  of  life  members 
are  Chairmen  Mrs.  David  Joseph,  Sr.,  Mrs. 
Bess  Moskowitz,  Mrs.  Sidney  Meyers,  Mrs. 
Hoodin,  Mrs.  Alfred  Friedlander,  Sr.,  and 
Mrs.  Sidney  Weil. 




.SOO  new  members  swelled  the  ranks  of 
the  Friends  of  the  School  of  Music  as  a 
result  of  a  highly  successful  meeting  for 
Brandeis  at  Boston's  Hotel  Somerset. 

Boris  Goldovsky  and  members  of  the 
New  England  Opera  Company  performed 
for  the  assembly:  speakers  included 
Adolph  Ullman.  honorary  chairman  of  The 
Friends  of  The  School  of  Music,  and  Mark 
Werman.  the  organization's  chairman. 

Mrs.  Paul  T.  Smith  chaired  the  meeting 
at  the  Somerset,  with  Mrs.  Ruth  Wein 
as  co-chairman.  Assisting  in  the  planning 
and  conducting  of  the  meeting  were  Mrs. 
Mandel  Green,  treasurer,  and  Mrs.  Ber- 
nard Robinson  who  chaired  the  organiza- 
tional meeting. 

Next  on  the  agenda  of  the  Friends  is 
a  gala  reception  for  composer-conductor 
Leonard  Bernstein. 

versity.  he  is  a  trustee  of  Boston's  Beth 
Israel  Hospital,  a  member  of  the  Board  of 
Managers  of  the  Boston  Dispensary,  and  a 
trustee  of  the  Boston  Chamber  of  Com- 

The  Science  Hall,  scene  of  classes, 
laboratories,  lectures  and  meetings  from 
early  morning  until  Adult  Education  lec- 
tures end  at  night,  will  be  the  second 
facility  which  bears  the  name  of  the  treas- 
urer of  the  Brandeis  Board  of  Trustees 
and  his  wife.  A  previous  benefaction 
from  Mr.  Ford  made  possible  the  Clara 
and  Joseph  Ford  Speech  Laboratory,  for 
speech  instruction. 

Serving  on  the  Sponsoring  Committee 
of  last  year's  birthday  dinner  which  raised 
the  Ford  Fund  were  Edward  A.  Nathan- 
son,  chairman:  Morris  S.  Shapiro,  chair- 
men of  the  Dinner  Committee  and  mem- 
ber of  the  Brandeis  Board  of  Trustees, 
Frank  Casty.  Hyman  S.  Glass.  Arthur 
Shactman.  David  I.  Rosenberg,  and 
Edward  Marcus. 


The  Joseph  Brindis  Teaching  Fellow- 
ship in  Music,  named  for  the  late  com- 
munity leader  of  Milwaukee  and  Tucson. 
Ariz.,  has  been  established  at  Brandeis. 
The  Fellowship  was  created  by  a  group  of 
friends  in  Tucson. 

Mr.  Brindis.  who  headed  the  Marilyn 
Shoe  Company  of  Milwaukee,  is  survived 
by  his  wife  and  son  and  daughter-in-law. 
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Gene  Brindis.  all  of  Milwau- 
kee. For  ten  years  Mr.  Brindis  was  head 
of  the  Milwaukee  Orphan  Home.  His 
interest  in  music  led  his  friends  to  estab- 
lish a  memorial  to  him  in  the  form  of  a 
teaching  fellowship  in  music. 


The  Greater  Miami  Women's  Commit- 
tee scored  a  double  hit  at  their  annual 
meeting  with  a  special  performance  of 
Rodgers  and  Hammerstein's  "The  King 
and  F"  and  a  dessert  luncheon  at  fashion- 
able Ciros  Restaurant. 

Mrs.  Harold  Turk,  chapter  president 
and  chairman  of  the  meeting,  served  as 
narrator.  Mrs.  1.  Leo  Fishbein.  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Miami  Women's  Committee 
Chapter,  was  pianist  of  the  production, 
along  with  professional  performers. 

Over  42.5  women  were  assembled  as 
guest  speaker  Clarence  Q.  Berger,  execu- 
tive assistant  to  the  president  at  Brandeis, 
installed  a  new  slate  of  officers. 


The  nation-wide  drive  to  enroll  charter 
Life  Members  of  Brandeis  foster  alumni 
gained  impetus  as  25  Greater  Boston  com- 
munity leaders  and  their  wives  added 
their  names  to  the  growing  list. 

New  charter  Life  Members  of  the  Bran- 
deis Associates  are  James  J.  Axelrod.  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  Jack  Berman.  Matthew  Berman. 
Samuel  Bornstein,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Frank 
Casty.  Max  Chernis,  Hyman  Cohen, 
Reuben  Gryzmish.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Morey 
Hirsch.  Milton  Kahn.  Kivie  Kaplan. 
Abraham  L.  Kaye.  Sidney  Kaye.  George 
Kopelman.  Joseph  M.  Linsey.  Bernard 
Marglin.  Dr.  Max  Ritvo.  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Maurice  H.  Saval.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Meyer 
Saxe.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Nathan  Schwartz, 
Morris  S.  Shapiro.  Albert  H.  Slater,  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  Herman  Vershbow.  Albert  H. 
Wechsler.  and  Robert  R.  Yusen. 

Lauding  the  enthusiastic  response  of 
the  Boston  Associates.  Morris  S.  Shapiro, 
chairman  of  the  evening,  declared  that 
"the  eagerness  with  which  men  here  are 
enrolling  augurs  well  for  the  University 
across  the  nation." 



New  Brunswick.  N.  J.,  women  are  now 
authorized  to  organize  on  a  county-wide 
level,  it  was  disclosed  recently  by  Mrs. 
Irving  Sosin.  chairman  of  the  New  Bruns- 
wick chapter,  shortly  after  an  annual 
membership  tea. 

Fifty  new  members  enrolled  as  a  result 
of  the  meeting  at  which  Emanuel  M.  Gil- 
bert, director  of  public  affairs  spoke. 

Officers  protem  with  Mrs.  Sosin  are  Co- 
cliairman  Mrs.  Arnold  Rosenthal;  Record- 
ing secretary  Mrs.  Samuel  Fuller;  Mrs. 
Harry  Kroll,  treasurer;  and  Mmes.  Mor- 
ton S.  Brody  and  Herman  Hoffman,  mem- 
bership chairmen. 


SIONAL RECORD  oj  the  complete  file  recently 
acquired  by  the  Iniversity  through  a  special 
subvention  from  the  National  Women's  Commit- 
tee, are  Dr.  Max  Lerner  and  Dr.  Merrill  Peter- 
son. This  stenographic  record  reveals  debates  of 
vital  issues  in  both  Houses  of  Congress  from 
1789  through  1951. 



I  II F.  PLAN  .  .  .  Trustee  Meyer  Jaffe  (right)  and 
h.  David  Berkowitz,  Director  of  University 
"liinriing,  view  the  construction  work  of  the  first 
lonnitory  of  Hamilton  Quadrangle  as  it  ivas 
'iring  built  last  fall. 

'///•;  KE  ILITV  .  .  .  Gullantly  assisting  the  lady 
o  move  into  the  completed  dormitory  is  Gene 
xinzi.  "5.5.  Murjorie  Forteous,  '54,  was  one  of 
'  I'l  women  students  who  recently  took  up  resi- 
lience in  the  yet  unnamed  building. 

I  Students,  professors,  and  office  workers 
)ecanie  truck  drivers,  porters,  and  "side- 
valk  superintendents"  as  Brandeis  took  a 
lay  off  from  the  academic  routine  to  settle 
new  dormitory.  Heavy  convoys  of  bi- 
sycles,  cars,  wagons,  and  trucks  crowded 
he  campus  all  day,  while  inside  an  ultra- 
nodern  building — the  yet  unnamed  dor- 
nitory  which  is  the  first  section  of  Hamil- 
on  Quadrangle  to  be  completed  — 
iveryone  pitched  in  to  move  women  stu- 
ients  and  their  baggage  into  their  new 
JoUege  home. 

Due  to  critical  shortages  of  material, 
Brandeis  was  unable  to  provide  perma- 
lent  living  quarters  for  all  its  students 
ntil  the  construction  of  the  new  $.500,000 
Yemen's  dormitory  this  year.  Compris- 
ng  two  wings,  the  building  contains  three 
loors  and  a  basement.  In  the  basement 
ire  a  large  recreation  room,  a  music  room, 
ind  a  fully-equipped  laundry. 


One  of  the  twelve  dormitories  at  Bran- 
deis shortly  will  be  named  in  honor  of 
Nathan  and  Ida  A.  Schwartz  of  Boston. 

The  building  to  be  named  for  the  prom- 
inent philanthropist  and  his  wife  is  a 
beautiful  landmark  on  the  181-acre  Bran- 
deis campus.  An  impressive  stone  struc- 
ture, the  dormitory  houses  men  students 
and  a  faculty  resident.  On  the  first  floor 
is  a  comfortably  appointed  lounge  fur- 
nished in  modern  decor,  which  overlooks 
the  University  tennis  courts  and  a  sloping 
wooded  area  of  the  campus. 

Nathan  Schwartz  long  has  been  a  leader 
in  communal  and  philanthropic  affairs  of 
Greater  Boston.  A  trustee  of  the  Com- 
bined Jewish  Appeal  and  several  agencies 
affiliated  with  the 
Associated  Jewish 
Philanthropies  of 
Boston,  Mr. 
Schwartz  is  presi- 
dent of  Allied  Con- 
tainer Corporation. 
1  n  addition  t  o 
providing    the    Uni-  \„//,„„  >,l,wartz 

versity     with     the 

Nathan  and  Ida  A.  Schwartz  Hall,  the  well- 
known  Boston  couple  long  have  been 
active  friends  of  the  University.  Mrs. 
Schwartz  is  a  life  member  of  the  National 
Women's  Connnittee.    Mr.  Schwartz  is  an 


Brandeis  is  being  featured  with  other 
leading  Nev/  England  colleges  on  the 
menus  of  the  New  York  Central  Rail- 
road. Bills  of  fare  in  dining  cars 
along  the  Boston  and  Albany  route 
display  three  distinctive  pictures  of  the 
Waltham  Campus,  one  of  which  is  an 
original  etching  of  the  Castle  designed 
by  the  distinguished  artist  Vernon 
Howe  Bailey. 

Associates  life  member.  Recently  he  em- 
barked upon  a  one-man  campaign  to  en- 
roll fellow  life  members  for  Brandeis  in 
Miami,  and  scored  noteworthy  success. 

With  the  expansion  of  dormitory  facili- 
ties by  the  Nathan  and  Ida  A.  Schwartz 
Hall,  the  total  of  Brandeis  University  stu- 
dents living  on  campus  has  risen  to  92%. 
Women  live  in  Smith  Hall,  the  Castle,  and 
the  new  dormitory  which  is  the  first  unit 
of  Hamilton  Quadrangle.  Men  live  in 
Schwartz  Hall.  Ridgewood  Cottages,  and 
tlie  five  modern  units  of  Ridgewood  Quad- 

In  order  that  the  high  percentage  of 
students  living  on  campus  may  be  con- 
tinued, the  University  is  planning  to  in- 
crease its  dormitory  facilities  to  house  a 
future  increase  in  student  enrollment. 


Supporters  of  the  Cleveland  Chapter  of 
the  Brandeis  Women's  Committee  gave  a 
resounding  reply  to  the  call  for  new  mem- 
bers to  help  build  the  University,  at  the 
first  annual  luncheon  meeting  of  the  Cleve- 
land group.  The  chapter  reported  that 
its  recent  drive  brought  membership  to 
more  than  1.000.  Miss  Marie  Syrkin, 
lecturer  in  humanities  at  Brandeis.  de- 
livered the  featured  address. 

The  three  women  who  led  the  chapter 
in  securing  new  enrollment.  Mrs.  Robert 
Kohn,  Mrs.  Samuel  Laderman  and  Mrs. 
Sanford  Schwartz,  received  prizes  for 
their  diligent  efforts. 

The  adoption  of  the  b\-la\vs  at  the 
meeting  signalled  the  official  constitution 
of  the  Cleveland  Chapter. 

Mrs.  Alvin  Spiegel,  vice  president,  pre- 
sided at  the  meeting.  A  crew  of  door  host- 
esses cooperated  on  arrangements  to 
make  the  luncheon  meeting  an  outstand- 
ing success. 

SWING  .  .  .  Community  leaders  in  the 
Empire  State  Capitol  city  formed  a 
Ihandeis  Associates  Chapter  at  a  dinner 
for  Ihandeis  in  Albany's  De  Witt  Clinton 
Hotel,  enrolling  .55  Associates  in  their 
first  membership  list.  Pictured  at  the 
Albany  affair  are  left  to  right,  seated: 
Richard  Levi,  Slate  Supreme  Court 
Justice  I  sudor  e  Bookstein;  standing: 
Samuel  E.  Arononitz.  chairman  of  ihe 
Albany  Commillec.  and  Milton  Kahn, 
iiiilioniil  chnirniun  of  the  Associates. 




National  support  for  scholarship  assistance  at  Brandeis  University  is  building  in  momentum  with 
the  recently  created  scholarships  for  students.  Donors  from  all  over  the  United  States  are  rendering 
assistance  to  deserving  students.  "The  munificence  of  our  benefactors  is  heart-warming,"  declared 
Morris  S.  Shapiro,  chairman  of  the  Trustee  Scholarship  Committee,  "but  these  contributions  are 
only  a  beginning  in  filling  the  tremendous  gap  of  the  University's  needs  to  render  assistance  to 
talented  worthy  students."     The  following  scholarships  have  been  established  recently: 

Morris  S.  Shapiro 

GLASS  FAAIILY  scholarship  endowment  fund 
by  Mssrs.  and  Mines.  Hyman  S.  and  Fred  M. 
Glass  of  Newton,  Mass.; 

HAROLD  CHARLES  ROLFE  memorial  schol- 
arship granted  by  Mrs.  R.  A.  Selig-Schleuter  of 
Oak  Ridge,  Tenn.,  in  memory  of  her  nephew; 

memorial  scholarship  endowment  fund  created 
by  the  Mount  Scopus  Lodge,  A.  F.  and  A.  M., 
of  Maiden,  Mass.  in  memory  of  Dr.  George  K. 
Gordon,  eighth  master; 

ABNER  SURREY  SCHWARTZ  scholarship  en- 
dowment  fund  established  by  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Morris  Schwartz  of  New  York  City  as  a  memorial 
to  their  son; 

IDA  ARONOVITZ  scholarship  established  by 
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Benjamin  Swig  of  San  Francisco, 
in  honor  of  the  80th  birthday  of  Mrs.  Ida  Aron- 

B.4LDAC  HILLS  scholarship  fund  established 
by  the  Baldac  Hills  Scholarship  Committee  for 
Brandeis  University  in  Pittsburgh,  to  provide 
annual  scholarships  for  studenrs  from  the  Tri 
State  area; 

CHARLES  DALEBROOK  memorial  scholarship 
established  in  memory  of  an  outstanding  com- 
munity leader  by  the  Franklin  D.  Roosevelt 
Lodge  and  Women's  Chapter  of  B'nai  BVith  to 
be  given  annuallv  to  a  student  from  the  Forest 
Hills  High  School  of  Forest  Hills,  N.  Y.; 

AARON  DANIELS  memorial  scholarship  estab- 
lished by  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Lewis  B.  Daniels  of 
Detroit,  in  memory  of  Aaron  Daniels: 

ROLAND  L.  DeHAAN  scholarship  in  the  field 
of  .•\merican  civilization,  established  in  memory 
of  Roland  L.  DeHaan  by  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Siul 
Greenspan  of  Manchester,  N.  H.; 

J-^.MES  DOLINSKY'  memorial  scholarship  es- 
tablished by  the  Mayflower  Village  of  Cleveland, 
in  memory   of  James   Dolinsky; 

I.  IRVING  FIELD  memorial  scholarship  estab- 
lished in  memory  of  I.  Irving  Field  by  his 
daughters,  Mrs.  Robert  Wolfson  of  St.  Louis, 
and  Mrs.  Leonard  Strauss  of  Kansas  City; 

New  Brunswick  scholarship  established  by  the 
University's  friends  in  New  Brunswick,  N.  J.; 

GEORGE  E.  GOLDBERG  scholarship  estab- 
lished by  Mr.  George  E.  Goldberg  of  Detroit; 

BENJA.Ml.N  HARRIS  scholarship  given  by  .Mr. 
Benjamin  Harris  of  Chicago; 

ARTHUR  J.  ISRAEL  memorial  scholarships 
given  by  Mrs.  Arthur  J.  Israel  of  Los  .\ngeles  in 
memory  of  her  husband; 

SAM  JACOBS  scholarship  established  by  Mr. 
Sam  Jacobs  of  Long  Island  City,  N.  Y'. ; 

H.  H.  AND  GERTRUDE  KLEIN  foundation 
scholarship  created  by  the  H.  H.  and  Gertrude 
Klein  Foundation  of  New  York: 

NOR.M.VN  LEVTNE  memorial  scholarship  given 
by  the  Haym  Solomon  Chapter  \Z\  #255  of 
Bnai  Brith,  Dorchester,  Mass..  in  memory  of 
Norman  Levine; 


scholarship  established  by  Messrs.  Charles  Levy 
and  Julian  J.  .\resty  of  Trenton,  N.  J.; 

DARWIN  LUNTS  memorial  scholarship  estab- 
lished as  a  memorial  to  Darwin  Lunts  by  Mr. 
Bailey  T.  Ozer  of  Shaker  Heights,  Ohio; 

ANTONIO  MAGLIOCCO  scholarship  created  by 
Mr.  .\ntonio  Magliocco  of  Brooklyn; 

.\BE  MARK  scholarship  created  by  Mr.  -\be 
Mark  of  Van  Nuys,  Calif.; 

CHARLOTTE  MARKOFF  scholarship  contrib- 
uted bv  Mrs.  Charlotte  Markoff  of  New  Rochelle, 

N.  Y.; 

RUTH  STRICKER  memorial  scholarship  estab- 
lished by  Mr.  Irving  B.  Meyerhoff  of  Chicago  as 
a  memorial  to  his  parents  and  sister; 

.MR.  AND  MRS.  DAVID  PHILLIPS  scholarship 
established  by  .Mr.  and  Mrs.  David  Phillips  of 
.Miami  Beach; 

RAY.MOND  E.  REITMAN  scholarship  estab- 
lished by  Mr.  Raymond  E.  Reitman  of  Newark, 
to  be  awarded  to  a  senior  majoring  in  political 
science ; 

CARL  ROSEN  scholarship  created  by  Mr.  Carl 
Rosen  of  Boston,  Mass.; 

ROTTER  SPEAR  COMPANY  scholarship  estab- 
lished by  this  company  of  Cleveland; 

.MORRIS  AND  EMMA  SCHAVER  scholarship 
contributed  by  Mr.  and  Mrs.  .Morris  Schaver  o( 
Detroit  for  an  Israeli  student  to  study  at  Bran- 
deis or  a  Brandeis  student  to  go  to  Israel; 

SEYMOUR  B.  SCHNECK  scholarship  estab- 
lished by  Post  No.  500  of  the  Jewish  War 
Veterans  of  the  United  States,  New  York  City; 

SCHWEITZER  scholarship  established  by  Mr. 
Louis  Schweitzer  ol  New  York  City  to  aid  a 
student  majoring  in  chemistry; 

M.\CK  SEPLER  scholarship  contributed  by  Mr. 
.Mack  Sepler  of  New  York; 

MR.  AND  MRS.  JACOB  SHER  scholarship  con- 
tributed by  -Mr.  and  Mrs.  Jacob  Sher  of  Miami 
Beach ; 

SAR.\  .SILVERM.AN  memorial  scholarship  con- 
tributed by  -Mr.  Jerome  L.  Silverman  of  Newark, 
in  memory  of  his  mother; 

SOLAR  STEEL  CORPORATION  charitable  and 
educational  foundation  scholarship  established 
by  Solar  Steel  Corp.  of  Cleveland,  for  students 
primarily  of  that  area; 

DAVID  AND  LOUIS  SPATZ  scholarship  estab- 
lished by  Mssrs.  David  and  Louis  Spatz  of 

TOUCHDOWN  CLUB  of  Arlington  scholarship 
to  be  awarded  to  a  student  from  .\rlington, 
Mass. ; 

DR.  AND  .MRS.  JOSEPH  M.  WEIDBERG  schol- 
arship established  by  Dr.  and  Mrs.  Joseph  M. 
Weidberg  of  .Miami  Beach; 

FRED.V  \^  FINER  memorial  scholarship  estab- 
lished by  her  friends  in  Los  Angeles  on  the 
second  anniversary  of  her  death; 

NED  WEISBERG  scholarship  contributed  by 
.Ned  Weisberg  of  Newark,  to  be  awarded  to  a 
a  senior  majoring  in  political  science; 

RICHARD  WELLING     memorial     scholarship 

established  by    the    National    Self    Government 

Committee  of  New  York  in  memory  of  its 

A.  J.  WILNER  scholarship  contributed  by  Mr. 
.\.  J.  Wilner  of  Newark; 

CALMAN  J.  ZAMOISKI  scholarship  established 
by  Mr.  Caiman  J.  Zamoiski  of  Baltimore. 


Over  170  women  of  Bridgeport  staged 
one  of  the  most  productive  organizational 
meetings  in  Connecticut  Women's  Com- 
mittee history  recently  at  the  home  of  Mrs. 
Phillip  Friend:  31  annual  and  4  life 
members  were  enrolled. 

Chairman  Mrs.  Leonard  Friend  intro- 
duced guest  speaker  Emanuel  M.  Gilbert, 
director  of  public  affairs. 

Success  of  the  buffet  luncheon  was  due 
to  the  splendid  cooperation  of  hostesses 
Mmes.  Maurice  I.  Bakunin.  Leon  Rosen- 
baum,  David  Gold,  Sterling  M.  Berman. 
James  Breiner,  Harvey  Bresler,  Walter 
Breslav  and  Arnold  Tower. 

.  .  .  Leading  Chicago  men, 
prominent  in  the  Liquor,  Wine 
and  Spirits  Industry,  are  now 
forming  a  committee  to  spon- 
sor an  Associates  dinner. 
Seated  (lejt  to  right)  are  Al 
Singer  of  Calvert  Distributors 
Corporation  and  Jacob  Sabitt 
of  Sclienley  Distributors,  Inc.; 
standing.  Samuel  L.  Golan  oj 
Golan  and  Golan.  Brandeis 
.Athletic  Director  Benny  Fried- 
man, and  David  Singer  o) 
Renfield  Importers. 




Over  100  women  were  on  hand  at  the 
installation  of  Mrs.  Simon  R.  Cohen  as 
iresident  of  the  Syracuse  Chapter  of  the 
Srandeis  Women's  Committee  at  a  meet- 
ing in  the  Carriage  House  of  the  Corin- 
Ihian  Club.  Elected  to  serve  with  Mrs. 
"nhen  were  Mrs.  Benjamin  Sagenkahn. 
xpcutive  vice  president:  Mrs.  George 
nildstein.  vice  president  in  charge  of 
inigramming;  and  Mrs.  Ira  Silverstein, 
ire  president  in  charge  of  membership. 

The  officers  were  installed  in  a  colorful 
'premony  featuring  corsages  of  different 
liiwors  for  each  officer,  with  a  poem  de- 
rriliing  the  flowers. 

(^uest  speaker  was  University  Director 
if  Public  Affairs  Emanuel  M.  Gilbert  who 
poke     on     "Youth     on     the     Brandeis 


Mso  elected  by  the  women  were  Mrs. 
V^her  Markson,  corresponding  secretary: 
lis.  Phillip  Menter.  recording  secretary: 
Irs.  Donald  Herr.  treasurer:  Mrs.  Irving 
'iilien.  financial  secretary:  Mrs.  Phillip 
lillsberg.  assistant  financial  secretary: 
[md  Mrs.  Maurice  Shapess.  auditor. 


Dedication  exercises  of  the  Mark  A. 
and  Ida  Edison  Biological  Laboratory 
were  marked  by  a  large  attendance  of 
friends   of  the    University    who    recently 




Prominent  citizens  and  leaders  of 
Springfield,  Mass..  have  indicated  their 
support  to  the  nationwide  allegiance  to 
Brandeis  University,  with  the  recent 
organization  of  their  new  Associates 
Chapter  of  60  members. 

Chaired  by  A.  Leo  Cohen  of  the  Cen- 
tury Holding  Co.,  vice  chairmen  included 
Sanmel  P.  Black,  Max  Katz,  Louis  Laven 
and  Jack  Popkin.  National  Chairman 
Milton  Kahn  was  present  at  this  inaugural 

Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar  addressed  the 
new  group  and  welcomed  the  Springfielrl 
Associates  chapter.  Mr.  Kahn  also  ad- 
dressed the  meeting  which  was  held  at 
Springfield's   Highland   Hotel. 

gathered  to  witness  the  ceremonies  which 
opened  the  newly  endowed  laboratory. 

Named  for  the  late  shoe  industry  leader 
and  his  wife  of  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  the  Edison 
Biological  Laboratory  will  contain  com- 
plete modern  facilities  for  advanced  bi- 
ology study  and  for  faculty  and  student 

The  newly-dedicated  Laboratory  is  lo- 
cated in  Sydeman  Hall,  which  houses  all 
of  the  University's  scientific  research 

The  Laboratory  is  the  benefaction  of 
Mark  Edison  of  Nevrton,  Mass.,  cousin 
of  the  late  St.  Louis  philanthropist;  Sam- 
uel Breitman  of  Chelsea:  John  H.  Gold- 
berg of  Brookline.  George  E.  Shapiro. 
Louis  Shapiro.  Arthur  Shapiro  and  Saul 
Shapiro  of  Lewiston  and  Auburn,  Me. 

"I  have  every  hope  that  Brandeis 
LIniversity,  through  the  fine  facilities  of 
the  Mark  A.  and  Ida  Edison  Laboratory, 
will  make  some  contribution,  however 
small,  to  the  progress  of  civilization,"  Dr. 
Saul  Cohen,  chairman  of  the  University 
School  of  Science,  stated  in  his  address 
to  the  group. 

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Jack  M.  Kaplan 
A    benefaction 

The  Jack  M.  Kap- 
lan Chair  in  Com- 
parative Literature 
has  been  established 
at  Brandeis  Univer- 
s  i  t  y  .  the  twelfth 
chair  endowed  a  t 
Brandeis  in  a  period 
of    less    than     four 

of   the    J. 

M.    Kaplan 

Fund,  the  Chair  will  subsidize  a  full  pro- 

fessorship and  a  teaching  assistant  or  re- 
search materials  each   year. 

Officers  of  the  J.  M.  Kaplan  Fund  are 
Jack  M.  Kaplan,  president  of  the  Welch 
Grape  Juice  Company,  for  whom  the  chair 
is  named:  Maurice  Levin  of  the  same 
firm:  and  Henry  Kaplan  of  Welch's  Wine 
and  Quality  Importers,  Inc.  The  three 
brothers  reside  in  New  York. 

Dr.  Ludwig  Lewisohn,  professor  of 
comparative  literature,  will  occupv  the 
Kaplan  Chair. 


PLANS  for  the  University  at  the 
first  annual  dinner  of  the  Phila- 
delphia Associates  are  (left  to 
right)  Raymond  Rosen,  i^ice  chair- 
man; guest  speaker  Dr.  Alpheus  T. 
Mason,  Princeton  University  pro- 
fessor of  jurisprudence;  Hon. 
Joseph  Sloane.  chairman  of  the 
meeting;  and  Frederick  R.  Mann, 
executive  committee  member.  Be- 
fore the  meeting  had  ended,  250 
memhers  had  enrolled.  .Samuel 
Daroff  served  as  honorary  chair- 
man; Milton  Kahn,  national  chair- 
man of  the  Brandeis  Associates 
addressed  the  group.  Other  chapter 
officers  include  Manuel  .Sidkoff, 
chairman;  Leonard  E.  Liss.  sec- 
retary; and  Gideon  A.  Frankill. 



Two  Brandeis  faculty  members,  Mitchelli 
Siporin.  artist-in-residence.  and  Stephen 
Becker,  teaching  fellow  in  history,  in  their 
recent  contributions  to  art  and  literature, 
have  enhanced  the  reputation  of  the  LIni- 
versity  as  a  center  of  creative  activity. 

Mr.  Siporin's  first  Boston  exhibition 
received  wide  acclaim  from  art  critics  and 
others  who  saw  the  34  painting  collection 
at  the  Boris  Mirsky  Gallery.  "The  Sipor- 
in paintings."  stated  the  Christian  Science 
Monitor,  "maintain  a  link  with  mankind 
.  .  .  they  take  shape  as  tableaux  evocatively 
revealed  in  soft  shadow  or  veiled  light." 
Mr.  Siporin.  whose  ])aintings  are  repre- 
sented in  16  museums  throughout  the 
Cduntry.  is  the  recipient  of  numerous 
awards  in  art. 

Mr.  Becker  is  author  of  "Season  of  the 
Stranger",  "Harper  Find  Novel"  for  I9.5L 
This  work  won  him  acclaim  from  the 
Saturday  Rcvieiv  of  Literature  as  one  of 
the  eight  "fiction  finds"  of  the  year  in  a 
listing  which  includes  James  Jones,  Wil- 
liam Styron  and  J.  D.  Salinger.  Mr. 
Becker  wrote  his  first  novel  after  two 
years  in  China  where  he  taught  at  the 
Tsun  Hun  L'niversity  in  Peking. 


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WALTHAM   54,   MASS. 

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Plan    on    being   present 
at  these  historic  events. 

June  12  —  June  18 

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Gustav Ranis (Ze/f) as  the 
first  senior  class  presi- 
dent and  Paul  Levenson 
(right)  first  president  of 
the  Student  Union  lead 
the  procession  at  the  first 
historic  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity Commencement. 


NEW  YORK  POST,  TUESDAY,  JUNE   17,   1952 

Goodbye  to  ^  Class 

by  Max  Lerner 

I  said  goodbye  yesterday  to  a  class  of  a  hundred  students 
at  Brandeis  University  with  whom  I  have  worked  for  the  past 
three  years.  This  is  the  week  when  Commencement  oratory 
breaks  out  hke  a  rash  across  the  face  of  American  higher  edu- 
cation. But  when  a  college  is  still  young,  and  when  it  is 
founded  on  the  idea  that  a  compromise  with  racism  in  selecting 
either  students  or  faculty  is  a  pact  with  the  Devil,  and  when 
the  edge  of  excitement  in  building  everything  fresh  has  not 
begun  to  wear  off,  the  Commencement  can  be  a  moving  thing. 

said  he  and  his  fellows  didn't  expect  much  of  life,  that  they 
had  no  illusions  any  of  them  would  set  the  world  on  fire,  that 
it  was  a  pretty  bleak  world  anyway.  It  was  the  Generation 
Without  Illusions  talking. 

You  couldn't  deny  its  truth,  and  it  must  have  echoed  what 
most  of  the  students  felt — or  thought  they  felt.  It  left  us 
with  a  feeling  of  being  cornered  in  a  narrow  corridor,  with  the 
exits  blocked. 

The  sun  had  been  shining  for  a  week,  during  which  we  held 
a  magical  festival  of  operettas  and  dance  and  poetry,  Stra- 
vinsky and  be-bop,  under  Leonard  Bernstein's  direction  in  the 
new  amphitheatre.  The  sun  was  shining  when  we  assembled 
for  the  awarding  of  the  scrolls  of  parchment.  As  I  looked  at 
the  parents,  and  saw  how  each  father  and  mother  pretended 
to  be  looking  everywhere  but  actually  had  eyes  for  only  one 
person  in  the  whole  crowd,  I  skipped  a  beat  somewhere. 

Every  week  as  a  flying  professor  I  take  a  plane  to  Boston, 
in  about  the  time  it  would  take  me  to  get  by  subway  to  the 
middle  reaches  of  Brooklyn,  and  after  a  two-day  stretch  on 
the  campus  at  Waltham  I  fly  back.  But  in  a  small  college 
you  get  to  know  your  students.  And  alas,  they  get  to  know 
you,  with  the  fierce  thoroughness  with  which  a  zoologist  knows 
the  bug  he  has  been  observing  through  the  microscope. 

After  they  have  had  a  professor  around  a  while,  the  students 
come  to  accept  him  as  they  do  leaky  plumbing. 

And  the  teachers  get  a  sneaking  fondness  for  their  students 
too.  You  watch  them  come  in  with  freshman  eagerness,  and 
you  agonize  through  all  their  phases — rebellious,  sophisticated, 
esthetic,  religious,  cynical,  defeatist,  and  all-knowing.  You 
watch  them  go  from  phase  to  phase  in  dizzying  succession, 
like  a  car  you  are  supposed  to  be  steering,  but  that  gets  out 
of  hand  and  careens  down  the  road  steering  you.  And  you 
end  by  hating  to  say  Goodbye. 

The  speech  of  the  class  president  was  a  good  one,  but  it 
was   (I  suppose)   keyed  to  the  prevailing  student  mood.     He 

Then  Eleanor  Roosevelt  rose  to  talk  to  the  graduating 
class.  She  spoke  of  how  the  university  was  founded  much  as 
the  whole  country  had  been  settled.  "One  of  the  things  that 
made  this  country  great,"  she  said,  "was  that  we  were  ready 
to  adventure,  to  try  new  things  of  the  mind  and  the  spirit  .  .  . 
You  came  into  a  world  that  is  not  an  easy  world  to  live  in. 
You  will  find  many  things  that  are  not  what  you  hoped  they 
would  be." 

"It  does  no  good,"  she  went  on,  "to  try  to  place  the  blame, 
or  to  feel  badly  about  this — unless  you  are  determined  that 
you  are  yourselves  going  to  do  better  than  what  has  been 
done  before.  You  say  you  will  not  set  the  world  on  fire. 
Perhaps  not.  But  how  does  any  one  of  you  know  that  it  may 
not  be  exactly  he  who  does  set  at  least  your  corner  of  the 
world  on  fire?  For  nobody  knows  who  it  may  turn  out  to  be 
who  effects  the  change  that  counts." 

"Have  the  courage  to  be  free,"  she  ended.  "Believe  me,  it 
takes  courage.  It  is  often  easier  to  accept  the  offer  of  seciu-ity 
than  to  adventure  .  .  .  People  who  achieve  things  are  rarely 
the  secure.     Adventure  is  always  more  interesting." 

This  was  a  conversation  between  the  generations.  Curiously, 
it  was  the  older  one  that  was  pleading  for  courage,  and  scorning 
security.  I  think  what  has  happened  to  the  college  students 
of  today  is  that  they  have  seen  so  many  dreams  collapsing 
and  so  many  wounds  inflicted  on  the  sensitive,  that  they  have 
drawn  a  protective  sheath  around  themselves. 

Who  can  blame  them  for  a  kind  of  animal  wisdom  that 
this  shows?  But  they  will  learn  in  time  that  while  people  who 
try  to  light  fires  often  get  burned,  they  also  with  their  blaze 
dispel  some  of  the  darkness. 

VOL.   II 

AUGUST,   1952 

NO.   5 

Offlcial  Pul)Ii('atii)n  of  Brandeis  I'liiver.'^ity  piiblishetl  1 1  timi'.s  a  .voar  (twice 
in  ()clol>er  and  once  in  .lanuary.  Marcli.  .^pril.  May.  .lunf,  .July.  August. 
Si'iitcnilHT  and  DrcfnilHir)  at  Brandeis  l^niversity,  41.5  South  Street. 
Waltliani  M,  Mass.  Entered  as  second  rlass  matter  at  the  Post  Offlee  in 
Boston.  Mass. 

Tlu*  Board  of  Trustees:  Cieorj^i'  Alpert.  (7?«/rHi«n.*  .Joseph  F.  Ford,  trrasurcr; 
Norman  S    Kalib.  scrrcinrti;  Mrs.  Irvinu  .Mirams.  .lames  . I.  .A.xelrod,  Meyer 

.laffe.   Dudley   Kimball,  .Adele  Rosenwald  Levy.   Isador  Lubin,   David   K. 

Niles.   .Joseph    M.    ProskauiT.    Israel    Rot-'osin.    Elt^anor   Roosevelt.   .Jacob 

Shapiro.  Morris  S.  Shapiro  atui  .Adolph  rllman. 

President  of  Uic  l'ni\  iTsit>  :    Dr.  .■\l)rani  L.  .Saehar. 

Honorary   (^liairman  of  llie   Fellows  of  I  lie   rili\'ersitj .    Hon.    HerlK^rt   H. 

Lehman:  Cltairman  of  the  F('ll(nvs  of  t  lie  I'niver.sity,  Frank  L.  Weil. 

Etiilnr:  V-av\  V.  SchiK^k. 

More  than  20,000  visitors 

from  all  parts  of  the  nation  flocked  to  witness 
the  historic  first  Commencement  Week  at 
Brandeis  University.  The  five-day 
program  included  the  conferring  of 
the  University's  first  Academic 
degrees  to  the  101  members  of 
the  first  graduating  class,  the  dedica- 
tion of  17  additional  facilities  and  the 
four-day  Festival  of  the  Creative  Arts. 
At   the   conclusion   of  the   five-day 
exercises  and  festival  the  constituent 
groups  of  Brandeis  University  held 
two-day  business  and  planning 
meetings  on  the  campus. 

ENROLLEE  FOR  1970.  Little  Barrie  takes 
it  seriously  when  she  is  presented  in  minia- 
ture cap  and  gown  to  Mrs.  Eleanor  Roosevelt, 
left,  by  her  mother,  Mrs.  Carol  Yoblin. 
Barrie  has  her  mind  on  the  1970  Brandeis  reg- 
istration list. 

OF  TRUSTEE.S.  .Shown 
[left  to  rijiht  standing)  are 
Dudley  F.  Kimball,  David  K. 
Niles,  James  J.  Axelrod, 
Morris  Shapiro,  Meyer  Jaffe, 
Adolph  Ullman  and  Jacob 
Shapiro.  -Seated  are  lleft  to 
risht)  Mrs.  Irving  Abrams, 
Joseph  F.  Ford,  Dr.  Abram 
L.  Sachar,  Brandeis  presi- 
dent, Mrs.  Eleanor  Roose- 
velt, George  Alpert,  chair- 
man, Norman  ,S.  Rabb  and 
Mrs.  Adele  R.  Levy. 

THE  FKLLOWS  OF  BRANDEIS  UNIVKRSITY.  Gathered  for  their  first  hi.storic  meeting  on  the  campus, 
are  {left  to  riuht.  stainJinUi  E.  I.  Goldstein.  SI.  Louis;  Leonard  Simons,  Detroit;  Charles  H.  Yalem,  St. 
Louis;  Samuel  Rapaporle,  Providence;  Louis  Aronslam,  Atlanta;  Herman  Handmacher,  Louisville;  Dr.  Julius 
Rogoff,  Connecticut;  Harold  Turk.  Miami  Beach.  Sealed,  Hon.  Joseph  Sherbow,  Baltimore;  Dr.  Joseph 
Frehling,  Louisville;  (leorge  Alpert,  president.  Board  of  Trustees;  Frank  L.  Weil,  chairman.  Board  ofKelloHs: 
Dr.  A.  L.  Sachar,  president,  Brandeis  University;  Miss  Lulie  1).  (Mildslein.  California;   Herman  Weiner.  Ohio. 

Historic  March. 

Members  of  the  Brandeis  Board  of  Trustees  and  Commencement  officials 
march  to  the  University's  first  Commencement  exercises.  They  are 
{left  to  fight]  Mrs.  Irving  Abrams,  Jacob  Shapiro,  Dudley  F.  Kimball, 
Meyer  Jaffe,  Joseph  F.  Ford,  Norman  S.  Rabb,  Mrs.  Eleanor  Roosevelt, 
George  Alpert,  C.  Ruggles  Smith,  Dean  of  Admissions  and  Registrar,  and 
Osborne  Earlc,  Marshal  of  the  University. 


Devcr,  Massachusetts  Governor, 
greets  the  first  Brandeis  graduating 
class  with  high  praise  for  the  Class 
and   University's  accomplishments. 


Levins  Acker  is  given  degree  with  Distinction  in  Drama  and  a 
handshake  by  Trustee  Chairman  George  Alpert  as  Dr.  Abram 
L.  Sachar,  president  of  the  University,  looks  on.  Mrs.  Acker 
was  the  University's  first  graduate. 

L.  Sachar  congratulates  Gl 
Ranis,  graduating  class  presi 
after  the  student  received  th<l 
Summa  Cum  Laude  honors  il 
University's  first  senior  class  I 

INFORMAL  (HAT.  Mrs.  Eleanor 
Roosevelt,  former  first  lady  and 
Brandeis  Board  of  Trustees  member, 
talks  music  with  Composer-Conductor 
Leonard  Bernstein  on  (he  grassy  Uni- 
versity   campus    between    ceremonies. 

Shown  above  are  some  of  the  more 
than  8,000  friends  of  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity who  attended  the  historic 
conferring  of  the  first  academic 
degrees  to  the  101  graduates. 

CONSECRATED  AT  CEREMONIES.  The  site  of  the  Mendel  and  Leah  Berlin  Memorial 
Chapel  was  consecrated  in  impressive  ceremonies  the  day  before  Commencement.  The 
architect's  drawing  below  shows  a  suggested  chapel  concept  as  it  will  be  incorporated  as 
part  of  the  University's  181-acre  campus.  The  chapel  is  to  be  erected  as  a  tribute  to  the 
late  parents  of  Dr.  David  Berlin,  prominent  Boston  surgeon;  Mendel  Berlin,  a  distinguished 
Hebrew  scholar;  and  Mrs.  Leah  Berlin,  a  beloved  mother  in  Israel.  Expected  to  be  com- 
pleted next  year,  the  chapel  was  designed  by  the  architectural  firm  of  Harrison  and  .\bramo- 
vitz,  New  York,  collaborators  in  the  planning  of  the  UN  Secretariat  Building  in  Manhattan. 


fital  Testimony 

II  the  expansion  of  Brandeis  University  was  given 
Liring  Commencement  Week  when  17  additional 
iciUties  were  dedicated.     The  faciUties  included 
le  Joseph  and  Rebecca  Aronson  Library  Room,  the 
erwick  Art  Collection,  the  Jonas  and  Bessie  Bronstein 
lemorial  Lounge,  the  Matilda  and  Frank  Casty  Science 
aboratory,  the  Abraham  Helperin  Memorial  Physical 
hemistry  Laboratory,  the  Samuel  and  Yeva  Proster- 
lan  Lounge,  the  Frank  Mack  Research  Laboratory, 
'he  Heller  Biological  Laboratory,  the  Shelly- 
;evinson  Music  Room,  and  the  George  Simonoff 
nfirmary  Room.     Also  dedicated  were  the  Clara 
nd  Joseph  F.  Ford  Hall,  the  Nathan  and  Ida 
chwartz  Hall  and  classrooms  honoring  Frieda  and 
leo  Feinberg,  Oscar  Grosberg,  Nathan  and  Ella 
larris,  Harry  B.  Smith  and  Celia  Alch  Smith.  Earlier 
1  the  month  the  beautiful  Adolph  UUman  Amphi- 
heatre  was  appropriately  dedicated  in  special  exercises. 

DEDICATION,  {left)  Present  at  the  dedication  of  the  facility  which  bears  their 
name  were  Clara  and  Joseph  F.  Ford  during  Commencement  Week  at  the  main 
entrance  to  Ford  Hall.  At  the  right  are  Ida  and  Nathan  Schwartz  for  whom  the 
men's  dormitory,  in  front  of  which  they  stand,  was  named  during  impressive  cere- 
monies when  17  additional  Brandeis  University  facilities  were  dedicated. 

FORD  HALL.  One  of  the  largest  facilities  dedicated 
at  Brandeis  I'nivcrsily  during  Commencement  week 
ceremonies  was  the  Clara  and  Joseph  F.  Fcrd  Hall,  at 
left.    The  majority  of  Brandeis  classes  are  held  here. 

SCHWARTZ  HALL.  Oiu'  of  the  most  imposing  facili- 
ties dedicated  during  the  historic  Brandeis  (  omnu-nce- 
ment  Week  is  the  Nathan  and  Ida  Schwartz  Hall,  iihoie. 
The  building  provide.s  dormitory  housing  for  men  sludcnls. 

OPERA,  (lefd  Marc  Blitzstoin  \standins.)  watches  a  rehearsal  of  the  first  concert 
performance  of  Threepenny  Opera.  He  is  assisted  by  i  foreg,round)  Alan  Sterman, 
Class  of '52;  Tharon  Musser,  technical  director.  DONOR,  (right)  Adolph  Ullman 
(seated)  chats  with  Jacob  Gilbert,  son-in-law  to  the  late  Justice  Louis  Dembitz 
Brandeis  between  scenes.  Mrs.  Ullman,  wife  of  the  donor  of  the  Amphitheatre,  is 
seated  at  the  right. 

The  First  Annual  Festival 

OF  THE  Creative  Arts  at  Brandeis  University 
featured  the  premieres  of  three  striking  and  original 
musical  works  which  received  nation-wide  at- 
tention. Wrote  one  outstanding  critic:  "Not  in 
our  time  in  this  part  of  the  country  has  there  been 
any  such  comprehensive  and  knowing  attempt  to 
appraise  and  stimulate  the  arts  of  America."  More 
than  3,100  spectators  jammed  the  only  just-finished 
Adolph  Ullman  Amphitheatre  to  see  and  hear  the 
world  premiere  of  Leonard  Bernstein's  opera  Trouble 
in  Tahiti;  Marc  Blitzstein's  new  English  adaption 
of  Kurt  Weill's  Threepenny  Opera;  a  new  produc- 
tion  of  Les  Noces.  There  was  an  outstanding  per- 
formance of  Pierre  Schaeffer's  Symphonie  Pout 
Un  Homme  Seul,  poetry,  every  type  of  American 
jazz,  art  fihns  and  discussions  during  the  festival 

I.ITTl.E  0PF:RA.  Nell  Tanuiman  is  shown  above 
in  a  scene  from  "Trouble  in  Tahiti",  a  little  opera  in 
seven  scenes  which  won  wide  national  attention. 


LES  NOCES.  Lovely  costumes  and  graceful  ballet  blended 
with  fine  vocal  work  in  (ho  firsl  local  choreographed  per- 
formance of  Igor  Stravinsky's  choral  ballet,    "Les  Noces". 

rWEEN-SESSIONS  CHAT.  Relaxing  on  campus  from  the  Commencement  Week 
ies  are  (left  to  risht)  Mrs.  Irving  Abrams,  president  of  the  National  Women's  Com- 
tee  of  Brandeis  University;  Mrs.  Eleanor  Roosevelt,  trustee;  and  Mrs.  Carl  Spector, 
eral  chairman  of  the  National  Women's  Committee  for  Brandeis  Conference. 

Banquets  and  Plans 

As  the  last  of  the  black-gowned  first  Brandeis 
alumni  left  the  campus  after  four  days  of 
festivities,  the  University's  constituent 
groups  swung  into  action.     Planning 
sessions,  luncheon  meetings,  panel 
discussions  and  banquets  were  the  order  of 
the  day.     The  campus  saw  meetings  of  the 
National  Women's  Committee,  holding 
their  Fourth  Annual  Conference;  the 
Brandeis  Associates  meeting  for  the  Second 
National  Assembly;  the  Fellows  of  the 
University,  holding  their  first  formal 
gathering;  and  the  Friends  of  the  School 
of  Creative  Arts,  in  session  shortly  after 
changing  their  organization's  name  from 
the  Friends  of  the  School  of  Music. 

NATIONAL  PRESIDENT.  Mrs.  Irving  Abrams,  at  the 
microphone,  gives  her  annual  report  to  the  Women's  Com- 
mittee at  the  Fourth  Annual  Conference  Dinner. 

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LIFE  MEMBERS  ENTERTAINED.  University  President  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar  [above  left)  entertains  officers  at  the  Life  Membership 
Luncheon.  Shown  (left  to  rinht)  are  Mrs.  Edward  Rose,  national  life  membership  chairman:  Mrs.  Max  Katz,  life  member  chairman 
for  the  Greater  Boston  Chapter;  Mrs.  Jack  London,  past  Greater  Boston  life  member  chairman;  Mrs.  Herman  A.  Mintz,  president  of 
the  Greater  Boston  Chapter;  Dr.  Sachar;  Mrs.  Harry  A.  Michaels,  past  national  president  of  the  National  Women's  Commillee;  and 
Mrs.  Abram  L.  Sachar,  wife  of  the  University's  president.  FUTURE  PLANS.  Plans  in  the  making  were  discussed  on  campus  by 
foster  alumni  officials  (Pictured  above,  righti.  Shuvtn  (left  to  risht)  are  Mark  Werman,  past  president  of  the  Friends  of  (he  .School 
of  Creative  Arts;  Adolph  Ullman,  honorary  chairman  of  the  Creative  Arts  Committee;  Mrs.  Irving  Abrams,  president  of  the  National 
Women's  Committee;  Milton  Kahn,  president  of  the  Brandeis  Associates;  Frank  L.  Weil,  chairman  of  the  Fellows  of  the  University. 



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risht}.  Mrs.  Harry  Zeitz.  left  at  the  microphone,  prepares  to  formally  present 
the  special  book  collection  to  the  Iniversily.  iRisht)  Crowds  gather  under 
large  awning  at  the  Fourth  National  (onference  lunch. 


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versity Library  is  captured  by  the  camera' 
man  who  shows  Gladys  Zeller,  Ctaaa  of  '55, 
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VOL.    II    NO.    7  OCTOBER.    1952 

Official  PublicatioD  of  Brandeis  Univereily  published  11  limes  a  year  (twice  iu 
October  and  once  in  January,  March,  April,  May,  June.  July.  August.  September 
and  December)  at  Brandeis  University.  415  South  Street,  Walthani  51,  Mass.  Entered 
us    second    class    matter   at    the    Post   Office   in    Boston,    Mass.    Editor:    Carl   C.   Schuck. 


There  is  no  season  when  the  scenic,  hilly  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity campus  is  not  beautiful.  Perhaps  one  of  the  most 
beautiful  seasons,  however,  is  Fall  when  the  students  find 
the  sunshine  mellows  the  tang  in  the  air,  adds  to  the 
pleasure  of  living  and,  with  its  patterns  of  shadows  and 
light  on  spacious  lawns  and  multi-colored  trees,  makes  a 
perfect  setting  for  the  University's  buildings  whether  their 
design    be    modern    or   of    medieval    periods. 

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J.  HE  TRADITIONAL  CLASSROOM  ROLE  of  a  teaching  center  has  al- 
ways been  the  primary  concern  of  the  faculty  at  Brandeis  University, 
Today,  however,  a  different  approach  to  this  phase  of  education  is  re- 
ceiving great  impetus  on  the  Brandeis  campus — the  problem  of  pure 

These  twin  approaches,  classroom  teaching  and  laboratory  research, 
are  creating  a  reputation  of  high  calibre  for  the  University. 

Typical  of  the  research  carried  on  here  is  the  work  of  Dr.  Albert' 
Kelner,  assistant  professor  of  biology  and  a  nationally  known  research 
biologist.  In  his  ct)mpact  laboratory  in  Ford  Hall,  Dr.  Kelner  is  con- 
ducting his  experiments  under  a  three-year  research  grant  awarded 
recently  by  the  National  Cancer  Institute  of  the  National  Institutes  ol 
Health.  U.  S.   Public  Health  Service. 

In  1949  Dr.  Kelner  discovered  that  certain  wave  lengths  of  visiMi 
light  such  as  is  found  in  ordinary  daylight  provides  a  partial  antiddlr 
to  ultra-violet  ray  death  in  the  case,  at  least,  of  cells  such  as  bacteria, 
molds  and  yeasts.  Others  have  subsequently  confirmed  this  findiiii.' 
for  protozoa  and  the  sperm  and  eggs  of  the  sea  urchin. 

Of  vital  importance  is  the  fact  that  this  phenomenon  of  photoreactiva- 
tion  may  hold  true  for  cells  of  the  human  body.  Dr.  Kelner,  findint; 
that  recovery  of  cells  given  the  visible  light  treatment  after  usually 
fatal  doses  of  ultraviolet  rays  was  so  complete,  believes  this  is  the  stu(l\ 
of  "the  key  factor  in  the  mechanism  causing  death  by  ultraviolet  radi- 
ation, the  invisible  light." 

Visible  light  not  only  prevents  death  of  the  cell  exposed  to  the  ultra- 
violet light,  the  experiments  showed,  but  probably  reduces  the  numliei 
of  mutations;  that  is,  the  permanent  changes  in  heredity,  which  art 
also  caused  by  the  shorter  ultraviolet  wave  lengths  below  2900  Angstrotti> 
(an  Angstrom  being  equal  to  one  one-hundred  millionth  of  a  centi- 
meter) . 

This  preventing  of  the  death  of  cells,  and  cells  are  the  basic  units  "I 
all  life,  didn't  just  happen.  It  was  no  accident  but  rather  the  fruit  <ii 
many  hours  of  experimentations. 

Dr.  Kelner  decided  to  do  the  experiment  when  he  noticed  that  his 

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results,  on  a  related  problem,  were  not  consistent.     Some  variable  had 
entered  the  picture  which  he  seemed  unable  to  control. 

As  a  scientist  he  set  out  systematically  to  find  this  variable.  He  ex- 
amined first  the  strains  of  the  organism  and  the  previous  history  of  the 
strains.  Then  he  turned  to  the  temperature  controls  in  the  laboratory, 
the  conditions  that  affect  germination  of  spores  and  finally  the  light 

The  ability  of  light  to  reverse  very  diverse  ultraviolet  effects  followed. 
But  the  work  is  not  ended  by  any  means.     Dr.  Kelner  says  that  the 
task  of  determining  more  about  photoreactivation  has  only  just  begun. 
What  it  has  and  can  do  for  science  is  this: 

It  has  stimulated  research  in  this  field  and  it  is  adding  to  the  funda- 
mental knowledge  of  the  living  cell. 

There  are  several  good  reasons  why  this  research  niav  furnish  some 
contribution  toward  the  discovery  of  the  cause  and  cure  of  cancer. 

This  research  deals  with  basic  problems  in  the  growth  and  heredity  of 
cells.  It  is  the  solution  to  that  problem — the  achievement  of  a  more 
complete  understanding  of  the  growth  and  heredity  of  cells — which  will 
probably  eventuallv  solve  the  cancer  problem.  This  because  the  cancer 
ceils  differ  from  ordinary  cells  in  having  an  abnormal  growth  rate  and 
probably  a  changed  heredity. 

It  is  possible  that  visible  light  may  not  only  prevent  the  killing  of 
cells  bv  ultraviolet  light  but  may  also  reverse  the  cancer-inducing 
effect  of  shortwave  ultraviolet  radiation.  The  answer  to  that,  of  course, 
must  come  from  future  research. 

It  must  be  emphasized  that  this  pure  research,  even  if  highly  success- 
ful, cannot  be  expected  to  result  in  the  cure  of  cancer.  All  it  can  do  is 
furnish  fundamental  knowledge  which,  if  taken  together  with  the  re- 
sults of  the  work  of  many  other  scientists  all  over  the  world,  may 
advance  our  knowledge  of  the  living  cell  to  such  a  degree  that  a  cure 
of  cancer  can  be  found. 

Actually  the  experiments  being  carried  out  by  Dr.  Kelner.  who  has 
been  assisted  by  Max  Perlitsh.  Brandeis  Class  of  '52,  is  not  with  cancer 
itself  but  rather  with  pure,  fundamental  research  out  of  which  may 
come  another  answer  to  the  long  list  of  questions  about  that  terrible 
killer  —  cancer. 

Thus  Brandeis  University,  through  this  work  and  research  in  other 
fields,  keeps  pace  with  the  quest  for  knowledge  for  the  benefit  of 

Dr.  Albert  Kelner  is  shown  conducting  one  of  his  ex- 
periments in  photoreactivation  in  his  loborotory  in  Ford 
Hall.  He  is  conducting  his  research  under  a  three  year 
grant  by  the  National  Cancer  Institute. 

Mox  Perlitsh,  Brandeis  Closs  of  '52,  keeps  tabs  on  one 
of  the  many  phases  of  the  reseorch  work  dealing  with 
the  life  and  death  of  living  cells  being  conducted  by 
Dr.  Albert  Kelner.  Perlitsh  has  been  on  ossistanl  lo 
the   Biologist   in   his   recent  research  work. 

»  »  »  Economics 

J.  HERE  IS  LITTLE  MYSTERY  about  the  economic  situation  in  the  United 
States  today  and  the  outlook  for  the  next  12  months  is  good  with  the 
economic  activity  strong  because  of  the  high  rate  of  federal  spending,  accord- 
ing to  Dr.  Svend  Laursen.  chairman  of  the  School  of  Social  Science  and 
professor  of  economics  at  Brandeis  University. 

In  an  interview  on  the  Brandeis  campus  he  forecast  a  strong  global  economic 
leadership  for  the  U.  S.  and  continued  prosperity  at  home  shaded  slightly 
by  a  creeping  rise  in  living  and  production  costs. 

Hi?  forecast  is  backed  up  by  a  strong  setting  in  the  field  of  economics. 
He  is  a  consultant  for  the  U.N.  International  Monetary  Fund  in  Washington, 
D.  C,  and  was  a  senior  economist  and  economic  attache  at  the  Office  of 
Strategic  Services  and  the  Department  of  State.  He  has  published  several 
articles  in  scholarly  journals  in  both  Denmark  and  the  United  States. 

Dr.  Laursen  earned  his  Candidatus  Politicus  degree  in  economics  and 
statistics  at  the  University  of  Copenhagen  and  did  graduate  work  at  the 
London  School  of  Economics.  He  was  a  Rockefeller  fellow  at  Harvard 
University  where  he  earned  his  Ph.D.  before  becoming  an  instructor  at 
that  university  and  Williams  College 

The  young,  six-foot-plus  pipe-smoking  professor  believes  in  'at  least  i 
12-month  period  of  continued  prosperity  for  the  U.  S.  and  claims  there  is 
no  reason  for  a  confused  picture  of  our  economy.  I  j^^r 

"I  feel  confident  that  the  next  12  months  will  show  the  present  prosperity 
era  continuing  but  with  a  general  upward  price  trend  of  between  three  and 

"I  feel  that  this  picture  oi  increased  prices  will  hinge  on  three  important 
I  factors — federal  spending  for  military  purposes  here  and  abroad,  wage 
•     'iicreases  and  the  decontrol  of  price  and  credit  restrictions." 

If.  Laursen  said  that  on  purely  economic  grounds  the  heavy  spending  of 

e  United  States  here  and  abroad  is  not  weakening  the  LI.  S.  dollar  globally. 

He  believes  that  with  increased  national  income,  the  tax  rate  (which  he  does 

not  see  lowered)  and  the  rise  in  productivity  the  U.  S.  will  retain  its  present 

leadership  in  world  economics. 

"This  gradual  rise  in  prices  is  not  a  runaway  inflation.  It  is  a  controlled 
inflation.  I  think  that  the  decontrol  setup  on  price  curbs  now  is  much  less 
efficient  and  has  a  definite  bearing  on  this  creeping  inflation,"  he  said. 

"Actually  there  is  little  mystery  in  the  economic  picture.     Although  the 



without    Mystery 

dollar  today  is  worth  less,  the  average  man  has  more  of  them.  Taxes  are 
higher  and  production  and  living  costs  are  up  but  wages  are  also  up.  One 
pretty  much  offsets  the  other.  j  I 

"No,  there  is  little  mystery  about  it.  We  are  playing  the  same  game  but 
today  the  chips  are  of  a  different  value — but  we  have  the  chips,"  he  said. 

The  economist,  who  is  almost  a  movie  version  of  what  a  good  looking  young 
professor  dressed  in  good  tweeds  should  be,  is  vitally  interested  in  the  inter- 
national economic  situation  and  the  part  the  United  States  and  the  Inter- 
national Monetary  Fund  is  playing  in  unraveling  the  red  tape  which  now 
hamstrings  world  trade; 


He  explained  that  the  major  objective  of  the  International  Monetary  Fund 
is  to  remove  restrictions  and  controls  on  trade  and  monetary  exchange. 

I  "My  work  during  the  past  three  years  with  the  Fund  has  dealt  with  par- 
iicular  problems  of  the  international  economic  situation.  I  make  evalua- 
tions and  general  analysis  of  those  situations  in  specific  countries  and  make 
recommendations  for  action.  This,  of  course,  means  making  a  general 
study  of  a  nation's  economy  in  relation  to  controls  and  restrictions  that 
should  be  eased  or  erased." 

He  pointed  out  that  often  a  nation,  because  of  restrictions,  is  forced  to 
buy  products  from  nations  with  "soft"  currency — that  is,  currency  which 
fluctuates  readily  in  value.  This  in  spite  of  the  fact  that  he  would  rather 
buy  less  expensive  products  from  a  nation  with  "hard"  currency — that  is, 
currency  backed  by  a  strong  economy,  such  as  the  U.  S.  dollar. 

Just  now,  through  the  International  Monetary  Fund,  the  United  States  is 
trying  hard  to  remove  just  this  type  of  discrimination  against  the  dollar, 
Laursen  said. 

What  the  removal  of  restrictions  and  the  restoration  of  currency  con- 
vertibility in  the  world  means  to  the  average  American  citizeii  is  this: 

With  the  currency  and  the  trade  barriers  down,  world  trade  would  step  up. 
Many  world  markets,  now  closed  to  the  U.  S.  businessman  because  of  the 
discrimination  against  the  dollar,  would  be  opened  up.  The  opening  up  of 
these  new  markets  would  mean  a  greater  productivity  in  the  U.  S.  which  in 
turn  would  mean  more  jobs  and  more  pay  for  the  U.  S.  wage  earner. 

"The  elimination  of  these  restrictions  and  controls  would  be  one  way, 
really,  of  restoring  free  trade  and  consequently  it  would  result  in  greater 
efficiency  in  world  buying  and  selling,"  the  economist  said. 


The  outlook  is  good 

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The  Near   Easterr 

X  HE  Near  East  is  like  a  time  bomb  which  might  at  any  moment  be- 
come the  fuse  for  World  War  111.  Aggravating  the  grave  situation  is  the 
fact  that  the  Near  Eastern  countries  are  in  a  state  of  social  revolution.  A 
revolution  which  cannot  but  have  important  and  jarring  results  throughout 
the  world. 

At  this  crucial  time  in  the  history  of  the  Near  East,  the  Association  of 
Research  Libraries  has  approved  for  Brandeis  University  the  responsibility 
for  acquiring  the  important  and  scholarly  contemporary  publications  from 
that  area  under  the  Farmington  Plan. 

The  Farmington  Plan  is  an  experiment  in  cooperative  importation  of  global 
research  materials,  sponsored  by  the  Association  of  Research  Libraries.  The 
A.R.L.  is  an  informal  group  which  coordinates  the  efforts  of  various  university, 
college  and  public  libraries  throughout  the  U.  S.  in  the  collection  of  bibli- 
ographical  information   from   nations  throughout  the  world. 

Through  this  cooperative  movement  a  vast  store  of  global  information  is 
available  to  researchers  in  the  L'.S.  which  otherwise  might  not  be  possible 
for  libraries,  working  on  their  own,  to  accumulate.  Each  librar>  belonging  to 
the  plan  is  responsible  for  the  collection  of  information  and  the  Association 
sees  that  duplication  is  kept  to  a  minimum. 

As  an  example:  Harvard  University  is  responsible  for  all  materials  on  fine 
arts,  all  of  law  and  international  law.  New  York  University  has  accepted 
responsibility  for  labor,  commerce  and  industry  materials  on  a  global  basis. 
Princeton  University  has  Greece  and  Rome  classical  antiquity.  Duke  Uni- 
versity has  South  American  history. 

Yale  is  responsible  for  Far  Eastern  materials,  the  University  of  Southern 
California,  movies,  Dartmouth,  the  Arctic,  and  Columbia  University,  Russian 
and  American  history.  Filling  in  the  gaps  as  well  as  maintaining  lists  of  all 
library  holdings  in  all  areas  is  the  Library  of  Congress. 

Brandeis  University,  following  its  pioneering 
spirit,  will  open  up  this  great  new  field  for  American 
researchers-the  Near  East.  The  following  Near 
Eastern  countries  are  included   in  the  ])lan: 

1  —  Arabian  Peninsula. 

2  —  Egypt. 

3  —  Hashiniite  Jordan. 

4  —  Iraq. 

5  —  Israel. 
\                                        6  —  Lebanon. 

7  —  Syria. 

The  author,  Louis  Schrelber,  checks  over  some  of 
the  Near  Eastern  literature  already  in  the  Brandeis 
University  Library  as  he  readies  the  facih'ty  for 
the  advent  of  the  University's  participation  in  the 
Farmington  Plan. 







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by  LOUIS  SCHREIBER,  Aaaiatant  Librarian  (in  charge) 

Here  is  a  unique  contribution  to  American  scholarship 
ind  research  which  can  be  made  by  Brandeis  University, 
father  than  run  competition  with  larger,  older,  more 
leavily  endowed  universities.  Brandeis  is  taking  on 
something  entirely  new  and  it  can,  through  this  plan, 
Jo  something  worthwhile  for  scholarship. 

This  is  the  first  time  that  an  assignment  has  been  made 
to  one  library  for  all  subjects  in  a  regional  bloc  of 
countries.  Under  the  plan  Brandeis  University  will 
collect  and  make  available  to  scholars  throughout  the 
country  as  many  new  publications  of  this  highly  critical 
area  as  it  can  locate. 

Special  emphasis  will  be  placed  on  theses,  public  docu- 
ments and  scholarly  periodicals  at  the  beginning  of  the 
collection — set  for  January  1,  1953.  Interested  scholars 
and  researchers  throughout  the  nation,  seeking  definite 
materials,  can  communicate  with  Brandeis  University 
Library  or  consult  the  Union  Catalogue  of  the  Library 
of  Congress  to  determine  whether  the  LIniversity  has  the 
item  they  seek.  The  Brandeis  collection  will  be  available 
to  the  scholarly  world  either  through  inter-library  loan, 
microfilm  or  photostat. 

This  new  departure  from  previous  Farmington  Plan 
participation  by  other  Universities  comes  at  a  time  when 
the  Association  of  Research  Libraries  looks  back  on  the 
date,  January  1,  1948,  when  a  grant  from  the  Carnegie 
Corporation  of  New  York  enabled  it  to  put  the  plan  into 
effect  for  France,  Sweden  and  Switzerland — the  "pilot" 
nations  in  the  plan.  It  also  comes  at  a  time  when  the 
A.R.L.  is  able  to  see  ahead  to  1953  when  most  of  the 
world  will  be  covered. 

With  the  covering  of  the  world  by  the  plan,  the  division 
by  subject  seems  to  be  breaking  down  and  there  is  a 
feeling  that  a  division  by  countries  or  even  areas  might 
be  more  suitable  to  the  new  trends  in  research. 

Actually  Brandeis  University  is  initiating  the  trial  of 
division  by  area.  To  a  certain  extent  the  languages  in- 
volved forced  the  issue,  but  the  University's  willingness 
to  undertake  the  entire   Near   Eastern  group  as  a  unit 

greatly  simplified  the  problem  involved  for  the  Associa- 
tion and  for  Near  Eastern  scholars. 

It  should  be  pointed  out  that  there  is  no  law  preventing 
other  institutions  from  duplicating  the  material  Brandeis 
will  collect.  However,  the  crux  of  the  Farmington  Plan 
is  the  elimination  of  unnecessary  duplication  and  it  is 
very  unlikely  that  any  other  institution  of  higher  learning 
will  make  an  effort  to  acquire  materials  from  this  bloc 
of  countries. 

The  Librarian  of  Congress,  Luther  Evans,  has  reported 
that  the  Library  of  Congress  is  acquiring  as  much  Near 
Eastern  material  as  it  can — primarily  for  the  needs  of 
the  Departments  of  State  and  Defense,  not  for  the  aca- 
demic world.  Brandeis  University  intends  to  work 
closely  with  the  Library  of  Congress  on  this  program  so 
that  between  the  two  institutions  there  can  be  effected  a 
maximum  of  coverage. 

The  entire  idea  of  the  Farmington  Plan  is  to  add  to 
the  literary  resources  of  the  nation  as  a  whole  without 
cutting  into  the  effectiveness  of  any  one  library.  Under 
the  plan  a  university  may  spend  funds  it  has  available 
for  the  purchase  of  books  that  are  not  already  in  any 
American  library.  This  not  only  avoids  duplicating 
books  held  in  participating  libraries  but  gives  small 
universities  such  as  Brandeis  a  chance  to  make  a  real 
contribution  to  the  overall  stock  of  books  in  the  nation. 


Students  work  hard  to  moke  room  for  on  influx  of  Near 
Eastern  literature  whicli  will  make  Brandeis  University  the  hub 
for  scholars  and  researchers  interested  in  that  troubled  area. 

Another  Season  ««« 

As  Brandeis  University  opens  its  fifth  academic 
year,  students  find  work,  good  fellowsliip  and  social 
activities  mixed  into  a  well  balanced  blend.  Here 
you  see  them  unposed  looking  over  schedules  in 
their  dormitory,  sotlsfying  yoong  appetites  in  the 
Dining  Holl,  attending  lectures  at  Ford  Hall  and  re 
laxing    together    in    the    Usen    Commons    Lounge. 



Dr.  Albert  Kelner,  assistant  professor  of 
biology  at  Brondeis  University,  was  one  of 
two  speakers  at  the  first  meeting  of  the  newly- 
formed  Radiation  Research  Society. 

Raymond  E.  Zirkle,  president  of  the  new 
society  and  on  the  staff  of  the  University  of 
Chicago's  Institute  of  Radiobiology  and  Bio- 
physics, reported  that  Dr.  Kelner  "contributed 
substantially  to  getting  the  society  started." 

The  society,  at  last  report,  has  a  member- 
ship approaching  300  with  applications  still 
coming  in  at  a  surprisingly  high  rate. 


Seventeen  new  educators  have  been  added 
to  the  faculty  at  Brandeis  University  for  the 
11952-53  term  bringing  the  total  to  86. 

They  are: 

Dr.  Eugenia  Hanfmann,  former  research 
Lisiociate  in  the  Laboratory  of  Social  Rela- 
tions at  Harvard  University,  who  will  serve 
j~  director  of  the  Brandeis  Psychological 
(Clinic  and  associate  professor  of  psychology. 
Dr.  Hanfmann  is  the  author  of  27  books  and 
articles,  is  a  former  faculty  member  at  Mt. 
Holyoke  College  and  recently  has  been  prac- 
tising psychotherapy  with  children  at  the 
Judge  Baker  Guidance  Center. 

Dr.  Herbert  Goldstein,  formerly  affiliated 
with  the  Jefferson  Physical  Laboratory  at 
Harvard  University,  has  joined  the  faculty 
here  as  visiting  associate  professor  of  physics. 
He  received  his  degrees  at  Massachusetts 
Institute  of  Technology,  Columbia  University 
and  the  College  of  the  City  of  New  York. 

Dr.  David  Falkoff.  formerly  with  the  Lin- 
coln Laboratory  at  M.I.T..  is  a  visiting  assist- 
ant professor  of  physics.  Formerly  a  visiting 
staff  member  with  the  Brookliaven  National 
Laboratory,  Dr.  Falkoff  is  the  author  of  sev- 
eral technical  articles. 

Also  included  in  the  faculty  additions,  as 
instructors,  are: 

Mrs.  Rose  Bogrow,  physics;  James  Cole, 
philosophy ;  Dr.  Marie  Boas,  history ;  Dr. 
Ricardo  Morant,  psychology;  Dr.  Henry  Pop- 
kin,  English;  Philip  Rieff,  social  relations; 
Dr.  Bernard   Rosenberg,  social  relations. 

Dr.  Leo  Bronstein  has  been  named  lecturer 
I  in  fine  arts  and  Near  Eastern  civilization  and 
I  the  following  have  received  appointments  as 

teaching  fellows : 

I      Mrs.  Judith  Rlausner,  dance;    Philip   Fin- 
I  kelpearl,       humanities;       John       Kingsbury, 

biology;   Sara   Locke,  music;   Clorinda  Sara- 

gosa,   physical   education;    Howard    Stidham, 


In  selecting  the  seventeen  new  educators, 
the  University  has  kept  pace  with  the  growth 
of  Brandeis.  The  additions  to  the  faculty 
will  assure  the  desired  ratio  between  the  num- 
ber of  students  and  the  size  of  the  faculty, 
which  will,  in  turn,  assure  the  continuance 
of  the  present  close  relationship  between  the 
student  and  his  educator. 

K'OODRlFt  HALL  .  .  .  The  Administration  Building,  formerly  University  Hall,  has  been  renamed 
the  Louis  S.  and  Millie  Woodruff  Hall  honoring  parents  of  a  University  benefactor.  Shown  at  right, 
in  front  of  the  building  that  bears  his  parents'  name,  is  Mr.  Harold  Woodruff.  With  him  are  (I  to  rl 
fellow  Toledo  residents.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Martin   tf  iener  and  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Herman  Wiener. 

Administration  Building 
Renamed  for  Woodruffs 

One  of  the  charming  and  familiar  campus 
landmarks,  the  Administration  Building, 
formerly  University  Hall,  has  been  renamed 
the  Louis  S.  and  Millie  Woodruff  Hall 
honoring   a    University    benefactor's    parents. 

Woodruff  Hall,  a  rambling  two-story  white 
building  which  commands  a  wide  view  of 
the  Brandeis  campus  from  its  position  on  a 
tree-dotted  hill,  houses  the  office  of  the 
president  and  other  administrative  units. 

Harold  Woodruff,  a  Toledo.  Ohio,  indus- 
trialist and  community  leader,  is  active  in 
the  Toledo  Chamber  of  Commerce  and  is 
executive  commissioner  of  Region  4,  Boy 
Scouts  of  America.  He  is  a  Shriner  and  a 
member  of  the  .Scottish  Rites  Masons,  the 
Elks  and  the  Toledo  Masonic  Lodge.  He  is 
president  of  Kasle  Iron  and  Metals.  Inc..  ol 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Harold  Woodruff  live  at 
2714  Barrington  Road,  Toledo.  He  was 
graduated    from    Ohio    State    University. 


A  $25,000  gift  for  the  general  fund  of 
Brandeis  University  has  been  made  by  Sam- 
uel Rothberg,  prominent  Peoria,  HI.,  Jewish 
community  leader. 

Personally  active  in  pliilanthropic  work,  in- 
cluding his  own  Redhill  Charities,  Inc.,  Mr. 
Rothberg  made  the  grant  with  the  only  pro- 
vision being  that  it  be  used  for  any  worth- 
while purpose. 

Mr.  Rothberg  is  president  of  the  Peoria 
Jewish  Community  and  a  member  of  the 
United  Jewish  .Appeal  Campaign  Committee 
and  the  Board  of  Whiteman  Institute. 

He  was,  for  three  years,  national  chairman 
for  initial  gifts  for  the  United  Jewish  Ap- 
peal and  is  national  chairman  for  special 
sales  of   Israel   Bonds. 

He  holds  degrees  in  bacteriology  and  bio- 
chemistry which  he  received  from  the  Phila- 
delphia College  of  Pharmacy  and  Science. 


Svend  Lautsert 

Academic  promotions  have  been  announced 
for  12  members  of  the  facuhy  at  Brandeis 

Promoted  to  the 
ranlv  of  professor  are 
Svend  Laursen,  econ- 
omist and  chairman  of 
the  Brandeis  School 
of  Social  Science:  Jo- 
seph Cheskis.  chair- 
man of  the  Brandeis 
School  of  Humanities, 
and  now  professor  of 
romance  languages 
and  literature;  chemist  Saul  G.  Cohen, 
chairman  of  the  School  of  Science;  Frank 
Manuel,    now    professor   of    modern    history. 

Given  associate  professorships  were  Claude 
Vigee,  romance  languages  and  literature; 
Irving  Fine,  former  composer  in  residence 
and  now  chairman, 
Creative  Arts  School. 
New  assistant  profes- 
sors are  Marie  Syrkin, 
humanities;  Merrill 
Peterson,  American 
civilization;  Mitchell 
.Siporin,  arts;  James 
Klee,  psychology; 
Robert  Alan  Manners, 

Elliott     Silverstein. 
former   teaching    fellow    in    the   drama,   was 

Joseph    Chc'ski\ 

promoted   to    instructor   in   the    theatre   arts. 

Professor  Laursen  has  conducted  research 
on  international  economics  at  the  Institute  of 
Economics  and  History  in  Copenhagen.  Dur- 
ing World  War  II  he 
served   with   the  OS.*^ 
and   the    U.   S.   State 
Department  as  senior 
economist     and     eco- 
nomic attache. 

Professor  Joseph 
Cheskis  is  the  author 
of  a  Spanish  textbook 
and  numerous  books 
and  articles  in  vari- 
ous languages. 

Dr.  Saul  G.  Cohen, 
to  scientific   publications,  has  served  on   the 
faculties    of    Harvard 
and  the  University  of 

Professor  Frank 
Manuel  has  contrib- 
uted a  volume  to 
the  Cornell  University 
Press  Series  on  the 
development  of  West- 
ern civilization,  writ- 
ten numerous  publi- 
cations for  historical 
journals  and  recently  had  published  "'Ihe 
Age  of  Reason,"  a  volume  dealing  with  the 
18th  Century. 

5.//'/  G.   Cohen 

a   regular  contributor 

Ftiink   Manuel 


The  first  step  in  expanding  the  facilities 
of  the  Psychological  Clinic  at  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity has  been  taken  with  the  appointment 
III   Dr.  Eugenia  Hanfmann  as  director. 

Founded  approximately  one  year  ago,  the 
clinic  is  open  to  all  students  for  counseling 
and  has  been  widely  used  in  the  past.  The 
clinic,  located  in  Waltham  Hall,  has  as  its 
function  the  aid  of  students  who  have  emo- 
tional difficulties.  The  clinic's  staff,  which 
includes  in  addition  to  Dr.  Hanfmann,  Miss 
Isadora  Berman  and  Dr.  Abraham  H.  Mas- 
low,  of  the  faculty,  as  consultant,  covers  the 
field  of  psychological  testing  and  counseling 
lor  the  benefit  of  the  students. 

The  testing  program  at  the  University  in- 
cludes a  group  examination  of  the  entire 
freshman  class.  The  results  of  this  group 
test  are  filed  for  possible  future  use  as  back- 
ground material  in  the  event  a  student  should 
seek  aid. 

The  manner  in  which  the  Psychological 
Clinic  at  Brandeis  is  operated  is  not  a  routine 
feature  of  all  universities  but  it  is  included 
in  the  programs  of  the  more  progressive  ones. 

Except  for  the  freshman  group  tests, 
nothing  about  the  clinic  is  mandatory.  It 
can   be   suggested   that   a   student   go   to   the 

clinic  for  aid  but  there  can  be  no  disciplinary 
"stick"  held  over  the  student's  head.  All 
information  given  at  the  clinic  is  held  in  the 
strictest  confidence  and  is  available  to  no  one 
but   the  clinic's  staff. 


With  a  successful  football  season  tucked 
under  their  belts,  Brandeis  University  sports 
fans  are  looking  toward  a  good  basketball 

Coach  Harry  Stein  called  his  first  cage 
practice  session  November  1  in  preparation 
for  the  season's  first  cage  contest  December  6 
with  Gorham  Teachers  of  Maine.  The  game 
will  be  held  at  the  Waltham  High  School. 
All  games  will  be  played  in  the  Waltham 
facility  pending  the  completion  of  the  .\bra- 
ham  Shapiro  Athletic  Center. 

The  new  athletic  facility,  named  as  a 
memorial  to  the  late  Abraham  Shapiro,  of 
Boston,  a  founding  trustee,  is  expected  to  be 
ready  for  use  before  the  end  of  the  basket- 
ball season. 


An  involved,  drawn-out  legal  dispute  and 
the  thoughtfulness  of  a  Newton,  Mass.,  busi- 
nessman has  resulted  in  a  very  substantial 
grant  in  money  being  made  to  Brandeis 

The  man  is  Edward  Rose,  owner  of  the 
Rose-Derry  Company,  manufacturers  of  in 
fants'  furniture  padding  and  Rose-Derry  mat- 
tresses with  plants  in  Newton,  Mass.,  Chicago, 
111.,  and  Los  Angeles,  Calif. 

For  several  years  Mr.  Rose  and  his  firm 
were  involved  in  a  pending  legal  action  over 
a  patent  dispute  with  a  Chicago  group.  All 
parties  were  spending  large  sums  of  money 
for  attorney's  fees. 

Then  Mr.  Rose  got  an  idea.  He  proposed 
to  the  Chicago  group  that  rather  than  have 
both  parties  continue  paying  legal  fees,  the> 
should  divide  the  money  in  dispute  and  each 
faction  shoidd  designate  the  thousands  in- 
volved to  a  worthy  cause  of  their  choice. 

The  proposal  was  first  made  in  a  letter. 
The  Chicago  faction  showed  interest  in  the 
plan.  Then  Mr.  Rose  made  a  personal  trip  ici 
the  Midwest  city  and  the  plan  won  final 
approval.  He  had  shown  the  Chicago  busi 
nessmen  that  by  giving  the  disputed  mone\ 
to  institutions  they  would  actually  be  saving 
money.  This  saving  would  be  due  not  only 
to  the  slopping  of  the  legal  fees  being  paid 
out  but  also  because  of  the  exemptions  in 
taxes  allowed  by  the  government  on  grants 
made  to  such  institutions  as  Brandeis. 

Mr.  Rose  earmarked  his  portion  of  the 
money  to  Brandeis.  The  Chicago  group  des- 
ignated  theirs  to  a  hospital   in   Connecticut. 

After  thinking  over  his  unique  idea,  Mr 
Rose  went  even  further.  A  strong  believer 
in  the  aims  and  ideals  of  Brandeis  Universil\ . 
he  more  than  doubled  the  amount  involvuil 
in  the  legal  dispute  when  he  made  his  gener- 
ous grant. 

5  Xew  Field  Men  Added  To 
Brandeis   Resources   Staff 

Saul  Elgart,  director  of  the  Office  of  Uni 
versity  Resources,  announces  five  new  field 
men   have  been  added  to  his  staff. 

The  new  field  staff  members  are  Joseph  F. 
Kauffman,  Martin  D.  Gold.  Seymour  Kleid. 
Harold  L.  Greenspun  and  Robert  W.  Mock. 




Irealer  Boston  Women's 
Chapter  Climax  Drive 

Climaxing  its  annual  membership  drive. 
the  Greater  Boston  Chapter  of  the  National 
Women's  Committee  for  Brandeis  University, 
|,vill  hold  a  Fall  general  meeting  at  the  Som- 
erset Hotel  in  Boston  on  December  4. 

At  the  meeting  Dr.  Max  Lerner.  professor 
U{  American  civilization  and  institutions  at 
Brandeis.  will  be  the  guest  speaker.  There 
will  be  a  coffee  session  and  reception  for 
new  members  when  the  chapter  meets. 

Mrs.  Herman  A.  Mintz,  president  of  the 
Greater  Boston  Chapter  which  now  numbers 
more  than  5,000  members,  will  preside. 

The  Greater  Boston  Chapter  ranks  high 
in  the  National  Women's  Committee  which  is 
the  only  women's  organization  in  the  United 
States  dedicated  to  the  support  of  every  phase 
of  a  university  library. 

The  chapter  was  recently  praised  by  Mrs. 
Edward  Rose,  national  Life  Membership 
chairman  of  the  National  Women's  Com- 
mittee, for  outstanding  work  done  in  promot- 
ing the  Life  Membership  growth  for  the 


DANCIGER  HALL  .  .  .  Beuutijul  Ridgewood  Triangle  is  a  perfect  setting  for  Danciger  Hall, 
jnen's  dormitory  named  in  honor  of  the  Danciger  family  of  Fort  IT  orth,  Texas,  and  Tucson, 
Arizona.  The  dormitory  was  made  possible  by  a  combined  gift  of  $75,500  from  the  IJiincigers. 

Successful  General  Education  S  Course  at 
Brandeis  University  Now  Full  Term  Required 
Subject;  White,  Knopf  and  Kinsey  Featured 

General  Education  S,  required  for  seniors 
and  tried  experimentally  during  part  of  the 
last  semester  of  the  1951-52  term,  has  proved 
so  successful  that  it  has  been  introduced  as 
a  full  term  required  course  during  the  1952- 
53  semesters  at  Brandeis  University. 

The  announcement  was  made  by  Dr.  Abram 
L.  Sachar,  president  of  the  University,  who 
said:  "The  hope  for  the  course  is  to  overcome 
the  fragmentation  so  characteristic  of  higher 
American  education,  in  which  students  ac- 
quire smatterings  of  many  subjects. 

"This  course  is  designated  to  integrate  the 
arts,  sciences  and  professions  by  studying  the 
living,  working  philosophies  of  some  of  the 
most  distinguished  personalities  on  the 
.\nierican  scene  " 

General  Education  S  brings  leading  figures 
in  government,  industry,  education  and  other 
fields  to  the  Brandeis  campus  for  extended 
periods.  These  outstanding  personalities  are 
chosen  as  men  and  women  who  combine  in 
their  lives  a  working  philosophy  with  an  ef- 
fective  and   productive   career. 

During  their  period  of  residence  on  campus, 
these  outstanding  men  and  women  will  live 
and  work  with  the  students  to  gain  a  close 
insight  into  their  problems  and  to  help  round 
out  for  them  a  sound  philosophy  of  living. 

A  partial  list  of  guest  lecturers  in  General 
Education  S  for  this  term  includes: 

Walter  F.  White,  executive  secretary  of  the 
National  Association  for  the  Advancement  of 
Colored  People.  White,  a  novelist  and  biog- 
rapher, has  held  several  high  government 
advisory  posts  at  state  and  federal  levels  and 

has  had  appointments  as  a  consultant  to  the 
U.  N.  for  the  United  States. 

Alfred  A.  Knopf,  founder  and  president  of 
the  famed  New  York  publishing  firm  bearing 
his  name. 

.\rchibald  MacLeish,  poet,  author,  assistant 
secretary  of  state  (1944-45)  and  holder  ol 
other  high  governmental  posts  for  the  U.  S. 
and   U.   N. 

Dr.  Mordecai  M.  Kaplan,  distinguished 
educator,  philosopher  and  authoritative  writer 
on  Judaism. 

Dr.  Miriam  van  Waters,  leader  in  social 
work  and  noted  authority  on  juvenile  delin- 
quency and  penology. 

Dr.  Alfred  C.  Kinsey,  zoologist  and  author 
of  the  famed  "Kinsey  Report."  He  has  been 
in  charge  of  the  study  on  human  sex  be- 
havior supported  jointly  by  the  University  of 
Indiana,  Rockefeller  Foundation  and  the 
National  Research  Council  since  1938. 

Guest  lecturers  participating  in  the  course 
during  the  1951-52  academic  year  were: 

Leonard  Bernstein,  composer  and  con- 

Will    Herberg,   writer. 

Sidney  Hook,  professor  of  philosophy.  New 
York  University. 

Margaret  Mead,  associate  curator  ethnol- 
ogy, American  Museum  of  Natural  History, 
New  York. 

.Alexander   Meiklejulin,   educator. 

Lewis  Mumford,  philosopher  and  author. 

Leo  Szilard,  professor.  Institute  of  Radiol- 
ogy and  Biophysics,  University  of  Chicago. 

Ilaiieiger  Family  In 
$75,300  Brandeis  Uitt 

A  gift  of  $75,500  has  come  to  Brandeis 
University  through  the  generosity  of  Dan 
Danciger,  his  brother  Abe,  his  nephew, 
David  K.  Danciger,  all  of  Fort  Worth,  Texas, 
and  his  sister.  Miss  Sadie  Danciger,  of 
Tucson,  .\rizona. 

These  grants,  directed  to  the  University 
through  George  Alpert,  chairman  of  the 
Brandeis  Board  of  Trustees,  make  possible 
Danciger  Hall,  men's  dormitory  in  Ridgewood 

The  Dancigers  were  reared  in  New  Mexico. 
Their  father  died  when  the  children  were 
very  young  and  Rabbi  Isaac  M.  Wise  of 
Cincinnati,  Ohio,  who  founded  the  Hebrew 
Union  College  became  their  guardian. 
Dan  Danciger  attended  the  seminary  lor 
three  years. 

The  Danciger  family  is  well  known  in 
Texas  and  Arizona  in  business  and  philan- 
thropic circles.  .\mong  their  outstanding 
philanthropies  are  the  very  substantial  sums 
given  away  annually  lo  taithful  employees. 


Two  Harvard  University  graduate  students 
are  taking  a  course  in  Ethiopic  under  Wolf 
Leslau,  associate  professor  of  Near  Eastern 
languages  at   Brandeis  University. 

According  to  the  announcement,  the  two 
graduate  students  wiU  study  at  Brandeis 
under  Mr.  Leslau  by  special  arrangement. 

Ethiopic  is  the  ancient  Semetic  language 
introduced  into  Abyssinia  and  developed 
there  by  invaders  from  Southern  Arabia.  It 
survives  as  the  liturgical  language  of  the 
Christian  Church  of  .\byssinia. 



Abraham    Mandel 

3  IVew  York  Men  Give 
Grant  To  Establish 
Sydenian  Laboratory 

The  William  H.  Sydeman  Laboratory  has 
been  established  at  Brandeis  University  by 
James  G.  Faherty,  New  York  City,  Joseph 
J.  Wood,  Brooklyn. 
N.  Y.,  and  Abraham 
Mandel,  Merrick,  N. 
Y.,  in  memory  of  W. 
H.  Sydeman  who  was 
their  business  asso- 

Dr.  Solomon  Rubin 
of  Boston,  a  long  time 
Joseph  I.  Wood  inenA  of  the   Univer- 

sity, served  as  the  representative  of  Brandeis 
for  completing  the  arrangement  for  the  gift. 
The  laboratory  facilities  are  located  with- 
in Sydeman  Hall,  which  was  also  dedicated 
to  the  memory  of 
William  H.  Sydeman. 
The  facility  is  the 
largest  laboratory  in 
the   new   addition. 

The  three  men,  act- 
ing as  individuals, 
established  the  labo- 
ratory to  honor  their 
long  and  warm  rela- 
tionship with  their  former  associate  who  was 
co-founder  of  Sumner  Stores  Corporation, 
New  York  City,  a  large  chain  concern. 

Due  to  the  close  relationship  with  Mr. 
Sydeman  at  the  time  he  founded  the  firm 
with  his  brother,  Joseph,  the  three  men  suc- 
ceeded to  the  ownership  of  the  business  at 
Mr.  Sydeman's  death. 

Frank   Mack   Research 
Laboratory    Designated 

The  Frank  Mack  Research  Laboratory  has 
been  established  at  Brandeis  University  in 
honor  of  Frank  Mack,  late  St.  Louis,  Mo., 

Establishment  was  made  by  the  benefaction 
of  his  widow  and  children,  Mrs.  Alvin  Vittert, 
Sol  Mack,  David  Mack  and  Dr.  and  Mrs. 
Norman  Hankin. 

Located  in  Sydeman  Hall,  the  facility  will 
be  used  for  experimental  investigations  by 
advanced  students  and  members  of  the 

As  classroom  teaching  and  laboratory  re- 
search at  Brandeis  continues  to  forge  a  repu- 
tation of  high  calibre  for  the  University,  the 
importance  of  such  facilities  as  the  Frank 
Mack  Research  laboratory  is  confirmed. 
Students,  faculty  and  the  people  of  the  world 
all  ultimately  benefit  by  the  knowledge  gained 
by  the  results  of  the  experiments  conducted 
at  the  University. 

With  the  death  of  David  K.  Niles  in 
September,  the  United  States  lost  a  bril- 
liant public  servant  and  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity lost  one  of  its  indispensable  architects. 

Said  President  Harry  S.  Truman  when 
he  learned  of  Mr.  Niles"  death: 

"T  have  lost  a  close  friend  and  a  trusted 
associate  .  .  .  His  passion  for  anonymity 
was  matched  only  by  his  sense  of  public 
responsibility  .  .  .  The  underprivileged 
people  of  the  world  have  lost  a  great  and 
steadfast  friend." 

The  trustees  at  Brandeis  issued  this 
statement  when  the  news  of  Mr.  Niles' 
death   was   received : 

"We  have  all  been  orphaned  by  the  pass- 
ing of  this  good  man  whose  life  has 
blessed  so  many  areas.  David  Niles  was 
a  brilliant  and  resourceful  public  servant. 
He  influenced  a  whole  generation  of  young 
people,  and  these  proteges  have  gone  on 
to  distinguished  careers  for  the  benefit  of 
their  country.  He  developed  the  Ford 
Hall  Forum  into  a  model  of  adult  educa- 
tion. His  great  contribution  to  the  estab- 
lishment of  the  State  of  Israel  was  ac- 
knowledged with  gratitude  by  President 

"David  Niles  was  one  of  the  indispen- 
sable architects  in  the  creation  and  the 
building  of  Brandeis  University.  Yet 
through  these  manifold  services  his  bril- 
liance was  clothed  in  modesty  and  self 
effacement,  and  his  extraordinary  re- 
sourcefulness walked  hand  in  hand  with 
selflessness.  .\ny  grief  that  we  may  feel 
at  his  passing  is  mellowed  by  gratitude 
for  having  shared  some  of  his  richly  filled 

Mr.  Niles  was  a  former  administrative 
assistant  to  President  Truman  and  to 
President  Franklin  D.  Roosevelt.  He  was 
considered  to  have  been  one  of  the  most 
influential  men  in  the  New  Deal  .Adminis- 
trations of  F.D.R.  He  served  President 
Truman  until  May  21,  1951. 

After  his  resignation  as  a  presidential 
aide,  he  was  a  member  of  the  Brandeis 
University  Board  of  Trustees  and  was 
active  in  behalf  of  the  Franklin  D. 
Roosevelt  Memorial  Foundation  and  the 
Ford  Hall  Forum  in  Boston. 

At  Brandeis  University  Mr.  Niles  was 
chairman  of  the  Public  Relations  Com- 
mittee and  a  member  of  the  Executive  and 
Education  Committees. 

Brandeis  Alumni  .Association 

The  Brandeis  Foster  Alumni,  which  took 
the  place  of  graduates  by  taking  an  active 
part  in  aiding  the  growth  of  the  University 
has  now  been  joined  by  the  Brandeis  Alumni 
Association,  composed  only  of  the  Class  of 
'52.  Miss  Natalie  Litvich,  Revere,  Mass.,  is 
the  first  president  of  the  Alumni  Association. 

Brandeis  Associates 
Of  Greater  Boston 
Set  For  Annual  Fete 

The  Greater  Boston  Chapter  of  the  Brandeis 
University  Associates  will  hold  their  Fourth 
Annual  Membership  Dinner  Sunday  evening. 
December  7,  in  the  Grand  Ballroom  of  the  Ho 
tel  Statler.  The  dinner  will  feature  an  addres.- 
by  Edward  Weeks,  editor  of  Atlantic  Monthly, 
it  was  announced  by  Hyman  Cohen,  president. 

Harold  Sherman  Goldberg  will  again  serve 
as  chairman  of  the  Annual  Dinner  Committee. 
Chairman  Goldberg  announces  that  more  than 
100  community  leaders  of  Boston  have  already 
accepted  appointment  to  the  Dinner  Commit- 
tee, thus  assuring  an  overflow  assemblage 
again.  The  Boston  Chapter,  the  pioneer  and 
largest  Brandeis  University  .-Associates  group, 
hopes  to  top  last  year's  record  membership 

Harold  L.  Renfield 
Honors  Anna  Relnfeld 
With  Brandeis  Grant 

One  of  the  latest  additions  to  Sydemai; 
Hall,  made  possible  by  a  large  grant  froii 
Harold  L.  Renfield,  New  York  City,  has  beer 
designated  the  Reinfeld  Science  Annex  ii 
memory  of  Mr.  Renfield's  mother-in-law 
.Anna   Reinfeld. 

The  annex  adds  a 
third  floor  to  Sydeman 
Hall.  It  will  house 
instructional  labora- 
tories for  organic  and 
physical  chemistry, 
distillation  and  util- 
ity rooms,  faculty  of- 
fice laboratories,  a 
classroom  and  re- 
search area,  and  an  equipment  dispensing 

Mr.  Renfield,  one  of  the  leading  figures  o 
the  nations  alcoholic  beverage  industry,  is  a: 
well   known  for  his  charitable  efforts. 

He  is  president  of  Renfield  Importers,  Ltd! 
of  New  York,  distributors  of  leading  imported 
and  domestic  wines  and  liquors  in  the  United 
States.  He  is  also  vice  president  and  directoij 
of  Joseph  H.  Reinfeld,  Inc.,  of  Newark,  N.  J..; 
and  is  vice  president  and  director  of  th( 
Mutual  Realty  Corp.,  Newark. 

In  addition  to  his  activities  in  behalf  ol 
Brandeis  University  (he  organized  the  Bran 
dels  Luncheon  Club  of  New  York,  and  is 
co-chairman  of  the  Alcoholic  Beverage  In] 
dustry  Committee  for  Brandeis  in  New  York) 
he  has  been  active  within  the  industry  in' 
numerous  charity  drives.  He  headed  the  In- 
dustry Committee  which  raised  funds  for  the 
Federation  of  Jewish  Philanthropies,  Boy 
Scouts  of  America  and  has  participated  in 
Cancer  and  Heart  Fund  drives. 



%ew  Chair  Established   at  Brandeis;  Will   Stimulate 
Instruction  and  Research  in  Ciroup  Conflict  Problems 

SCR.4NTON,  PENN.4.  .  .  On  September  10  the  Srranton  Chapter  held  its  first  meeting  since 
its  organization  in  April  1952.  The  meeting  was  held  al  the  Excelsior  Social  Club  in  Waverly, 
Penna..  and  Elliott  Silverstein  was  guest  speaker.  Officers  pro  tem  are  as  follows:  Mrs. 
Harold  Dorfman,  president;  Mrs.  M.  J.  Waldman,  treasurer;  Mrs.  Henry  Schnier,  appointed 
chairman  of  membership  and  Mrs.  G.  W.  Spencer  was  named  chairman  of  publicity.  National 
Women's  Committee  President  Mrs.  Irving  Abrams  sent  a  telegram  welcoming  .Scranton  to 
the  Brandeis  family  ....  NEW  LOI\DO!\,  CONN.  .  .  Mrs.  Isser  Gruskin  presided 
when  the  Mew  London  Chapter  of  the  Women's  Committee  played  hostess  to  Mr. 
Elliott  Sili^erstein  August  19  at  their  meeting  at  the  Grisicold  Hotel.  Mr.  Silverstein, 
who  directed  the  tvorld  premier  of  Leonard  Bernstein^s  opera,  "Trouble  in  Tahiti," 
at  the  Adolph  Vllman  Amphitheatre  at  Brandeis  University  last  June,  gave  a  report 
to  the  chapter  on  the  First  Commencement  and  the  Festival  of  the  Creative  Arts 
where  Bernstein's  opera  won  national  acclaim  ....  ISATIOISAL  OFFICE  .  .  The 
National  Office  has  just  completed  lours  for  several  faculty  members  at  the  University.  Pro- 
fessor Thomas  Savage,  assistant  professor  of  English,  is  scheduled  to  appear  before  the 
following  chapters  during  the  latter  part  of  October:  Chicago,  HI.,  Cincinnati  and  Canton, 
Ohio,  and  Kansas  City,  Missouri. 

CLARENCE  Q.  BERGER,  executive  secretary  to  the  president  of  Brandeis  and 
lecturer  in  the  social  sciences,  has  been  assigned  to  speak  in  San  Francisco,  Oakland  and 
Los  Angeles.  Calif.,  and  Phoenix  and  Tucson,  Arizona,  in  mid-November.  There  is  a 
possibility  that  San  Fernando  and  San  Diego.  Calif.,  will  be  included  in  this  trip  .... 
MISS  MARIE  SYRKIN.  assistant  professor  in  hiimaniiies.  plans  to  visit  the  Washington.  D.  €.. 
Chapter:  Greensboro-High  Point  Chapter:  Norfolk.  Virginia,  Chapter:  and  Middlesex  County, 
N.  J.,  Chapter  from  November  5  through  November  10  ...  .  ISational  President  Mrs. 
Irving  Abrams  is  planning  a  trip  to  Cleveland,  Ohio;  Des  Moines,  Iowa:  and  Denver, 
Colorado,  during  the  middle  of  November.  She  hopes  to  organize  new  chapters  in  Omaha, 
Nebraska,  and  Salt  Lake  City,  while  on  this  tour  ....  Other  November  trips  include 
one  by  Dr.  Robert  Thornton,  associate  professor  of  physics  at  Brandeis,  which  in- 
cludes stops  at  Schenectady,  Albany,  Syracuse  and  Buffalo,  N.  Y.,  and  one  by  Elliott 
H.  Silverstein,  Brandeis  instructor  in  the  theatre  arts,  which  will  carry  him  to  Knox- 
ville  and  Memphis,  Tennessee,  New  Orleans,  Louisiana,  and  San  Antonio,  Texas. 

NEW  HAVEN,  CONN.  .  .  It  was  estimated  that  about  200  women  were  present  August  13 
when  Mrs.  Emanuel  Gratenstein  entertained  at  a  garden  party  al  which  Mr.  Emanuel 
Gilbert,  Brandeis  director  of  the  Office  of  Public  .ifjairs,  was  guest  speaker.  Prior  to  the 
party  the  Executive  Board  of  the  If'omen's  Committee  Chapter  gave  a  luncheon  honoring 
'  Mr.  Gilbert  at  the  If  oodbridge  Country  Club  at  which  Mrs.  Jerome  Gratenstein  presided. 
Approximately  85  new  Annual  Members  and  seven  new  Life  Members  were  enrolled. 


The  first  graduating  class  of  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity has  elected  two  members-at-large  to 
serve  on  the  Executive  Committee  and  five 
members  to  the  Nominating   Committee. 


Helene  Dembitzer.  who  is  attending  the 
Columbia  University  School  of  Library  Serv- 
ice, has  been  appointed  chairman  of  the 
Publications  Committee,  Class  of  "52. 

Gryzmish  Establishes 
Human  Relations  Chair 
To  Honor  70th  Birthday 

The  Mortimer  Gryzmish  Chair  in  Human 
Relations  has  been  established  at  Brandeis 
University  by  Mr.  Gryzmish,  prominent  Bos- 
ton businessman,  and 
his  wife,  the  former 
Florence  Lehman  of 
Pittsburgh,    Penna. 

The  purpose  of  the 
chair  is  to  stimulate 
objective  research  and 
instruction  in  the 
problems  of  group 
conflict.  Dr.  C.  Wright 
Mills,  visiting  profes-  Mortimer  Gryzmi,h 

sor  of  sociology,  will   occupy  the  chair. 

The  establishment  of  the  new  chair  is  to 
mark  the  November  celebration  of  Mr.  Gryz- 
mish's  70th  birthday  and  his  53rd  year  in 
the  cigar  business.  He  is  president  of  Alles 
and  Fisher,  manufacturers  of  J. A.  cigars  in 

Mr.  Gryzmish  is  an  honorary  life  trustee 
of  the  Beth  Israel  Hospital  and  an  honorary 
life  trustee  of  the  Associated  Jewish  Philan- 

Mrs.  Gryzmish  is  a  Life  Member  of  the 
Greater  Boston  Chapter,  National  Women's 
Committee  for  Brandeis  University  and  was 
recently  elected  to  the  National  Board  of  the 
National  Women's  Committee. 

Bernstein^s  Opera  To 
Get  National  Viewing 
Over   X.B.C.    TV    Hookup 

Leonard  Bernstein's  opera.  Trouble  in 
Tahiti,  composed  for  the  First  Annual  Fes- 
tival of  the  Creative  Arts  at  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity, will  be  presented  over  an  N.B.C. 
coast-to-coast  television  hookup  in  November. 

The  opera,  whose 
world  premiere  at  the 
Festival  in  ,Iunc 
thrilled  thousands  and 
received  wide  national 
acclaim,  has  been 
termed  "a  remarkable 
blend  of  popular  mu- 
sic and  more  tradi- 
tional form"  by  the  Leonard  bernslew 

Mr.  Bernstein,  who  conducted  his  opera  at 
the  Festival,  will  also  conduct  his  television 
version  on  the  National  Broadcasting  Com- 
pany's Television  Opera  Theatre  Sunday,  No- 
vember 16,  starting  at  3  p.m. 

Because  the  program  is  an  hour  long  and 
Trouble  in  Tahiti  runs  only  40  minutes  as 
revised  for  TV,  the  liour  will  be  filled  with  a 
Bernstein  ballet  which  is  to  be  selected. 



Women's  Committee 
Moves  to  Strengthen 
Chapter  Relations 

Closer  relationship  between  the  local  chap- 
ters and  the  national  organization  highlighted 
a  recent  meeting  of  the  Executive  Committee 
of  the  National  Women's  Committee  for 
Brandeis  University. 

Attending  the  sessions,  which  were  held  at 
llie  Hotel  .Somerset,  Boston,  were  Mrs.  Max 
Slater,  Chestnut  Hill,  Mass.;  Mrs.  Milton 
Callner,  Chicago,  111.;  Mrs.  Louis  I.  Kramer, 
Providence,  R.  I.;  Mrs.  Philip  Meyers.  Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio:  Mrs.  Philip  Segal,  Newton, 
Mass.;  and  Mrs.  .Joseph  Sherbow,  Baltimore, 
Md. — all  national  vice  presidents. 

The  committee  meeting  opened  September 
22.  In  the  evening  following  the  meeting 
and  on  the  next  day,  the  vice  presidents 
discussed  plans  for  the  ensuing  year  with 
Mrs.  Harry  L.  Michaels,  national  chairman 
of  organization,  and  Mrs.  Irving  .-Vbrams, 
national  president. 

Mrs.  Michaels,  who  presided  at  the  even- 
ing session,  included  as  items  on  her  agenda 
the  servicing  of  chapters  already  established, 
the  organization  of  new  chapters  and  the 
reactivation  of  chapters  which  have  been 
established  but  are  now  inactive. 

Out  of  the  sessions  came  a  plan  set  up  in 
order  to  maintain  a  closer  relationship  be- 
tween the  local  chapters  and  the  national 
organization.  The  plan  calls  for  the  vice 
presidents,  in  advisopi'  capacity,  to  visit  with 
chapter  boards.  The  assignments  have  been 
made  on  the  basis  of  proximity. 

The  assignments: 

Mrs.  Callner  will  visit  chapters  in  Phoenix 
and  Tucson,  .\rizona:  Los  .\ngeles  and  San 
Francisco,  Calif.:  Peoria  and  Springfield.  111.; 
Indianapolis,  Ind.;  Detroit,  Mich.:  Kansas 
and  St.  Louis.  Mo.;  and  Milwaukee,  Wis. 
.She  will  organize  new  chapters  in  Long 
Beach,  San  Diego  and  San  Fernando  Valley, 
Calif.;  Evansville  and  South  Bend,  Ind.;  and 
Minneapolis  and  St.  Paul,  Minn. 

Mrs.  Meyers  will  act  as  advisor  to  chapters 
in  Louisville,  Ky. ;  New  Orleans,  La.;  Canton, 
Columbus  and  Toledo,  Ohio;  and  Memphis. 
Tenn.  She  will  organize  new  chapters  in 
Dayton.  Ohio,  and  Portland,   Oregon. 

Mrs.  .Sherbow  will  supervise  chapters  in 
Greensboro-High  Point,  N.  C;  Knoxville. 
Tenn.;  Washington,  D.  C. ;  Bergen,  Essex. 
Middlesex  and  Morris  Counties,  N.  ,1.;  and 
Norfolk,  Va. 

Mrs.  Kramer  will  visit  chapters  at  Bridge- 
port, Hartford,  New  Haven  and  New  London, 
Conn.;  Auburn-Lewiston,  Maine;  Fall  River. 
New  Bedford  and  Taunton,  Mass.;  Yonkers 
and  Westchester  County,  N.  Y. ;  and  New- 
port, R.  I. 


Mrs.  Edward  Rose 

Mrs.  David  Levy  Founds 
Brandeis  Rosenwald  Fund 

The  establishment  of  the  Julius  Rosenwald 
Fund   at    Brandeis   University   in   memory   of 
the   noted   philanthropist   has   become   a   fact 
through      an       initial 
grant     made     by     his 
daughter,  Mrs.   David 
.M.  Levy  of  New  York. 

As  established,  the  ^^H3^  ^ 
principal  of  the  Fund 
is  to  be  used  up  as 
required,  following 
the  pattern  of  philan- 
thropy established  by  ^,^  ^_^,,,^  ^,  ^^,,j, 
the  late  Julius  Rosen- 
wald, who  opposed   perpetual   funds. 

Mrs.  Levy  is  a  member  of  the  Brandeis 
Board  of  Trustees  and  has  long  been  active 
in  civic  and  philanthropic  movements.  She 
is  one  of  the  founders  of  the  Women's  Divi- 
sion of  the  United  Jewish  Appeal  and  has 
been  active  with  the  United  Services  for 
New  Americans  and  the  Joint  Distribution 

She  was  named  by  President  Truman  in 
1950  to  the  Executive  Committee  of  the  Mid- 
Century  White  House  Conference  on  Children 
and   Youth. 

Mrs.  Michaels  will  pay  a  service  visit  to 
chapters  in  Worcester,  Mass.;  Bronx,  Brook- 
lyn. Manhattan,  Nassau  County  and  Queens. 

During  Mrs.  Abrams"  Southern  tour  she 
will  visit  with  chapter  boards  in  Jacksonville, 
Fla. ;  Atlanta  and  Savannah,  Ga.;  and  Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

The  national  board  members  in  Greater 
Boston  will  service  chapters  in  Brockton, 
Fitchburg,  Haverhill,  Lawrence,  Lowell, 
Lynn,  Salem  and  Springfield,  Mass. 

Filled  with  a  deep  sense  of  responsibility 
and  dedicated  to  the  aims  and  ideals  of  the 
LIniversity,  the  Life  Membership  group  of 
the  National  Women's  Committee  for  Bran- 
deis University  announces  a  strong,  continued 
growth  in  a  report  by  Mrs.  Edward  Rose, 
National    Life  Membership  Chairman. 

"The  growth  of  Life  Membership  in  the 
Brandeis  Women's  Committee  is  more  than 
gratifying,"  said  Mrs.  Rose. 

"In  December  of  1949  the  first  Life  Mem- 
bership count  taken  was  553  of  which  382 
were  from  Boston.  In  March  1950  we  had 
831  life  members  and  of  these  435  were  from 

"Just  one  year  later,  in  March  1951,  our 
Life  Membership  count  was  up  to  1,758  and 
by  March  19.52  the  count  reached  2,972.  At 
the  1952  Conference  our  Life  Membership 
had  climbed  to  3,306  and  as  of  September  22 
our  count  was  3,436,"  Mrs.  Rose  said. 

Mrs.  Rose  was  high  in  her  praise  of  the 
chapters  throughout  the  country. 

"Chapters  all  over  the  nation,  attracted 
to  the  University's  spirit  of  purpose  and  its 
promise  of  outstanding  creative  contribution 
to  the  country,  are  doing  fine  work,"  Mrs. 
Rose  said. 

"In  September,  the  Springfield,  Mass., 
Chapter  had  a  Life  Member  function  and 
63  new  Life  Members  were  enrolled.  Mont- 
gomery, Alabama,  which  Wcis  organized  only 
last  June  boasts  63  Annual  Members  and 
eight   Life   Members. 

"Other  chapters  are  doing  outstanding 
pieces  of  work  in  Life  Membership.  Some 
of  them  are  San  Antonio,  Texas;  Worcester, 
Mass.;  .Atlanta,  Ga.;  Haverhill,  Mass.;  Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio;  Boston;  Manchester,  N.  H.; 
and  Tucson,  Arizona." 

The  National  Women's  Committee  has  been 
called  by  Dr.  .\bram  L.  Sachar,  president  of 
Brandeis,  one  of  the  most  dynamic  forces  in 
the  advancement  of  the  University. 

Commenting  on  the  Women's  Committee 
recently.  Mrs.  Irving  .Abrams  of  Boston, 
national   president,  said: 

"With  Brandeis  the  dramatic  success  it  is, 
it's  small  wonder  that  the  Women's  Com- 
mittee continues  to  capture  the  hearts  and 
imaginations  of  thousands  of  women." 

In  making  her  resume  of  the  growth  of 
Life  Membership  in  the  Brandeis  Women's 
Committee,  Mrs.  Rose  lauded  the  work  done 
by  the  National  Women's  Committee,  which 
is  the  only  women's  organization  in  the  coun- 
try dedicated  to  the  support  of  every  phase 
of  a  university  library.  Said  Mrs.  Rose: 

"The  Women's  Committee  is  solely  a 
membership  organization,  does  no  fund  rais- 
ing and  obtains  funds  only  through  $100  Life 
Memberships   and   $5   Annual   Memberships. 

"It  is  a  real  tribute  to  the  energy  and  re- 
sourcefulness of  the  women  that  the  Brandeis 
Library,  only  1000  books  when  the  I'niver- 
sity  opened,  today  has  received  more  than 
70.000  volumes  as  a  result   of  their  efforts." 


I  he  evergrowing  national  support  for  scholarship  assistance  and  Teaching  Fellowships  at  Brandeis 
I  niversity  is  reflected  by  the  following  list  of  benefactions  as  announced  by  Morris  S.  Shapiro,  chair- 
man of  the  Trustees"  Scholarship  Committee,  at  the  beginning  of  the  current  academic  term.  Of 
\ital  importance  to  the  Ihiiversity  are  the  Teaching  Fellowships  which  bolster  instruction  and  at  the 
>aine  time  enable  promising  graduate  students  to  gain  valuable  teaching  experience  while  continuing 
their  studies.  Of  equal  importance  to  those  seeking  an  education  are  the  scholarships  at  Brandeis  made 
piissible  by  generous  benefactors. 




SAMUEL  S.  CARL  Teaching  Fellowship  es- 
tablished by  Mr.  Samuel  S.  Carl  of  Niagara 
Falls,  N.  Y.,  in  memory  of  Mr.  Max  Carl. 

MAX  FACTOR  Memorial  Teaching  Fellow- 
ship in  Chemistry  established  by  the  Max 
Factor   Memorial   Fund  of   Hollywood,  Calif. 

ANNA  C.  GREENSTONE  Memorial  Fellow- 
ship established  by  her  children.  Mr.  Charles 
R.  Greenstone,  San  Francisco,  Calif.,  Mr. 
Stanford  M.  Green,  Cleveland,  Ohio,  and  Mrs. 
Simon  Rubin,  New  Bedford,  Mass. 

NATHAN  AND  JOHN  LURIE  Teaching  Fel- 
lowship established  by  Messrs.  Nathan  and 
John  Lurie,  Detroit,  Mich. 

BEN  OURISMAN  Teaching  Fellowship  es- 
tablished as  a  three-year  fellowship  by  Mr. 
Ben    Ourisman,   Washington,   D.   C. 

JULIUS  ROSENWALD  Teaching  Fellow- 
ships, k  series  of  teaching  fellowships  in 
memory  of  the  distinguished  philanthropist, 
Julius  Rosenwald,  established  by  his  daugh- 
ter, Mrs.  Adele  Rosenwald  Levy,  to  subsidize 
the  development  and  teaching  of  gifted  grad- 
uate students. 

ISRAEL  SACHS  Teaching  Fellowship  in 
Social  Relations  established  by  his  wife  and 
children  in  his  memory. 

SAMIIEL  AND  RAE  SALNY  Fellowship  in 
Social  Relations  established  by  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Samuel  M.  Salny,  Boston.  Mass.,  as  a  five-year 
teaching  fellowship. 

rial Teaching  Fellowship.  X  grant  from  the 
Mona  Bronfman  Sheckman  Memorial  Foun- 
dation of  New  York  City  to  support  a  gradu- 
ate teaching  fellowship. 

BENJAMIN  YEAGER  Teaching  Fellowship 
established  by  Mr.  Benjamin  Yeager,  Sul- 
livan County.  N.  Y. 

Sioholarship    EndownionI    Funds 

FLORENCE  M.  AGOOS  Scholarship  En- 
dowment Fund  established  by  Mr.  Solomon 
.\goos,  Boston,  Mass.,  in  memory  of  his  wife. 

Endowment  Fund  established  by  Mr.  Morris 
Braff,  Boston,  Mass. 

rial Scholarship  Endowment  Fund  estab- 
lished by  Mrs.  Esther  J.  Edinburg,  Worcester, 
Mass.,  in  memory  of  her  sister. 

SARA  AND  ROSA  F.  LEON  Scholarship 
Endowment  Fund  established  under  the  terms 
of  the  will  of  Miss  Rosa  F.  Leon,  New  Mil- 
ford,  Conn.,  to  be  used  for  scholarships  for 
needy   students   of   high   scholastic   standing. 

arship Endowment  Fund  established  by  Mrs. 
Samuel  Cikins,  Newton  Highlands,  Mass., 
Mrs.  Seebert  J.  Goldowsky,  Providence,  R.  I., 
and  Mr.  Irving  L.  Nisson,  Watertown,  Mass., 
in  memory  of  their  parents. 

DAVID  SAXE  Scholarship  Endowment  Fund 
established  by  the  family  of  David  Saxe  of 
Boston,  Mass.  The  income  from  this  fund 
is  to  be  used  for  scholarship  purposes. 

■SCHARPS  Fund  established  by  the  estates 
of  the  late  Benjamin  Scharps  and  the  late 
David  Scharps,  New  York  City,  as  a  per- 
petual endowment. 

JEROME  SCHARY  Scholarship  Endowment 
Fund  set  up  by  Mrs.  Byrde  Schary  in  mem- 
ory of  her  son  who  gave  his  life  for  his  coun- 
try in  World  War  II. 

SUISMAN  FOUNDATION  Scholarship  En- 
dowment Fund  established  by  Mr.  Edward 
A.  Suisman,   Hartford,  Conn. 

Scholarship    Funds 

.\DELPHI  Scholarship  given  by  Adelphi 
Lodge,  .X.F.&.'V.M.,  Roxbury,  Mass.,  as  a 
five-year  partial   scholarship. 

IDA  ARONOVITZ  Scholarship  established  as 
a  tuition  scholarship  by  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Ben- 
jamin Swig,  San  Francisco,  Calif.,  in  honor 
of  the  80th  birthday  of  Mrs.  Ida  Aronovitz. 

IDA  ARONOVITZ  Scholarship  established 
as  a  partial  tuition  grant  by  her  children, 
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Melvin  Swig,  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Richard  Swig  and  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Richard  Din- 
ner, San  Francisco,  Calif. 

IDA  ARONOVITZ  Scholarship  established 
as  a  tuition  scholarship  by  the  children  and 
grandchildren  in  Boston  and  New  York  of 
Mrs.  Ida  .\ronovilz  in  honor  of  her  80th 

FANNIE  BLOOM  Memorial  Scholarship  es- 
tablished as  a  five-year  full  tuition  scholarship 
by  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Harry  Gottlieb  of  Fall  River. 

CARL  BLUMENTHAL  Scholarship  given 
by  family  and  friends  in  Roselle  and  Linden, 
N.  J.,  as  a  full  tuition  scholarship  for  a  needy 
student  whose  special  interest  is  Jewish  his- 
tory  and   philosophy. 

BOSTON  AID  TO  THE  BLIND  Scholarship 
established  by  Boston  Aid  to  the  Blind,  Inc., 
Boston,  Mass. 

BR.\DLEY  Lamp  Scholarship  established  by 
the  Bradley  Manufacturing  Co.,  Chicago,  111.. 
as  a   full   tuition  scholarship. 

BENJAMIN  N.  CARDOZO  Scholarship 
established  by  the  Benjamin  N.  Cardozo 
Lodge  No.  1874  of  B'nai  B'rith.  New  York 

MRS.  HARRY  COHEN  Scholarship  estab- 
lished as  a  full  tuition  scholarship  by  Mrs. 
Harry  Cohen,  Swampscott,  Mass. 

PAULINE  COSLOV  Memorial  Scholarship 
established  as  a  four-year  full  tuition  scholar- 
ship by  the  children  of  Pauline  Coslov,  Glass- 
port,  Penna. 

HARRY  L.  DRUCKER  Scholarship  estab- 
lished as  a  four-year  scholarship  by  Mr. 
Harry  L.  Drucker,  Boston,  Mass. 

Scholarship  established  as  a  tuition  scholar- 
ship for  a  needy  student  who  is  deserving 
because  of  good  citizenship  by  Arthur  and 
Sidney  Eder,  New  Haven,  Conn.,  in  memory 
of  their  parents. 

RICHARD  FROST  Scholarship  established 
as  a  four-year  scholarship  by  Mr.  Charles 
Frost,  New  York  City,  in  honor  of  his  son. 

ship given  by  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Harry  Gerber 
of  Boston,  Mass.,  as  a  partial  tuition 

KAPLAN  Memorial  Scholarship  established 
in  memory  of  her  mother  and  husband  by 
Mrs.  Blanche  Kaplan,  Chicago,  111. 

JACK  A.  GOODMAN  Memorial  Scholar- 
ship established  as  a  tuition  scholarship  by 
Mrs.  Sarah  Wolf  Goodman.  Indianapolis. 
Ind.,  in  memory  of  her  husband. 

DAVID  S.  GREEN  Scholarship  given  by 
Mr.  Benjamin  Green,  Fall  River,  Mass.,  as  a 
ten-year  full  tuition  scholarship. 

JACOB  GROMAN  Scholarship  established 
by  Mr.  Jacob  Groman,  Winthrop,  Mass. 

SAUL  GROSSMAN  Memorial  Scholarship 
given  by  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Irving  Fain,  Provi- 
dence, R.  1.,  as  a  full  tuition  scholarship  in 
memory  of  Mr.  Saul  Grossman. 

MORRIS  JOSEPH  Memorial  Scholarship  es- 
tablished by  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Leon  S.  Joseph. 
Pittsburgh,  Penna.,  as  a  full  tuition  scholar- 
ship in  memory  of  his  father. 

MIKE  KATZ  Memorial  Scholarship  estab- 
lished as  a  partial  tuition  scholarship  by 
Ruppert's  Brewery,  New  York,  in  memory 
of  the  father  of  Mr.  Herman  A.  Katz,  vice 
president   of  the  company. 

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LOUIS  I.  KEVITT  Memorial  Scholarship  es- 
tablished by  Mrs.  Ida  S.  Kevitt,  Van  Nuys, 
Calif.,   in  memory  of  her  husband. 

FRED  S.  KOGOD  Scholarship  established  as 
a  full  tuition  scholarship  by  Mr.  Fred  S. 
Kogod.  Washington,  D.  C. 

lACOB  LARUS  Memorial  Scholarships. 
Two  scholarships  established  by  the  estate 
of  the  late  Jacob  Larus,  New  York  City. 

CARRIE  S.  LEOPOLD  Memorial  Scholar- 
ship given  by  Mr.  Howard  F.  Leopold,  Chi- 
cago, III.,  as  a  full  tuition  scholarship  in 
memory  of  his  mother. 

morial Scholarship  established  by  Mrs.  Char- 
lotte Markoff,  N.  Y..  as  a  partial  tuition 

FANNIE  PEARLMAN  Memorial  Scholarship 
established  by  Mr.  Raymond  Pearlman.  Pitts- 
burgh, Penna.,  as  a  two-year  full  tuition 
scholarship  in  memory  of  his  mother. 

TERNITY Scholarship  established  by  the 
Student  Scholarship  Fund  of  the  Phi  Sigma 
Delta  Fraternity  in  Chicago  as  a  tuition 

PEARL  POPLACK  Memorial  Scholarship 
established  by  Dr.  S.  L.  Poplack.  Taunton, 
Mass.,  as  a  full  tuition  scholarship  in  niemoiy 
of  his  mother. 

CHARLES  ROSENTHAL  Scholarship  estab- 
lished by  his  children  in  honor  of  his  7.Sth 
birthday  as  a  four-year  partial  tuition  scholar- 

lULIUS  A.  RUDOLPH  Memorial  Scholar- 
ship established  as  a  full  tuition  scholarship 
by  his  sons,  Sidney  and  Leonard  Rudolph. 
Pittsburgh,  Penna. 

MR.  AND  MRS.  HARRY  SAMORS  Scholar- 
ship contributed  as  a  full  tuition  scholarship 
by  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Nathan  Samors,  Providence, 
R.  I.,  in  honor  of  the  50th  wedding  anniver- 
sary of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Harry  Samors. 
SEYMOUR  B.  SCHNECK  Scholarship  estab- 
lished as  a  tuition  scholarship  by  Post 
No.  500  of  the  Jewish  War  Veterans  of  the 
United  States,  New  York  City. 
SCRAP  AGE  Scholarship  established  by  the 
Scrap  Age  Press  through  Mr.  M.  D.  Ober- 
man,  Springfield,  III.,  as  a  partial  tuition 

MR.  AND  MRS.  MORTON  SMITH  S  holar- 
ship  established  as  a  full  tuition  scholarship 
by  Mr.  and  Mrs.  .Morton  Smith,  Providence, 
Rhode   Island. 

B'NAI  B'RITH,  of  Roxbury,  Mass.,  scholar- 
ship established  by  this  Women's  Chapter  of 
B'nai  B'rith  as  a  tuition  scholarship. 
B'NAI  B'RITH  Scholarship  established  as  a 
tuition  scholarship  by  the  South  Carolina 
Association  of  B'nai  B'rith  Lodges  for  a 
student  from  the  state  of  South  Carolina,  re- 
gardless of  creed  or  origin. 
MELVIN  A.  VINER  Scholarship  established 
as  a  full  tuition  scholarship  by  Mr.  Melvin 
\.  Viner,  Washington,  D.  C. 
MRS.  GOLDIE  WALD  Memorial  Scholar- 
ship established  by  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Archie 
Fain.  Providence,  R.  I.,  as  a  full  tuition 
scholarship  in  memory  of  Mrs.  Goldie  Wald. 
HERBERT  WINTER  Scholarship  established 
as  a  four-year  full  tuition  scholarship  by 
Mr.  Herbert  Winter,  New  York  City. 
MATTHEW  S.  ZISKEND  A.Z.A.,  No.  1.58. 
Lowell,  Mass..  established  as  a  partial  schol- 
arship by  .'V.Z..^.  Chapter  No.  1.58,  Lowell. 
Mass.,  preference  to  be  given  to  a  student 
from  Lowell  High  School. 

Daniel  Weisberg  Heads 
Creative  Arts'  Friends 

Daniel   Weisberg.   prominent   Greater    Bos- 
ton   community    leader,     has     been     elected 
chairman    of   the    Friends   of    the    .School    nf 
Creative  Arts  at  Bran- 
deis  University. 

Mr.  Weisberg  is  a 
member  of  the  Board 
of  Directors  of  the 
Jewish  Vocational 
Service  and  director 
of  the  Business  Men's 
Council,    Combined 

Jewish  Appeal  and  a  d^„„,  ^,;,j„^ 

trustee    and    member 

of   the   Board   of   Investment   of   Grove   Hall 
Savings  Bank. 

A  professor  at  Boston  L'niversity's  Collear 
of  Business  .Administration,  Mr.  Weisberg  i- 
the  author  of  several  articles  appearing  in 
national   publications. 

The  Friends  of  the  School  of  Creative  ArK 
was,  until  recently,  the  Friends  of  the  Schonl 
of  Music.  Adolph  Ullman  is  the  honorary 
chairman  of  the  Friends. 

tlosepb  B.  Abrams  Establishes 
Large  Pbilatelir  rollortion 

The  Joseph  B.  Abrams  Philatelic  Collec- 
tion  has   been  established   at  Brandeis. 

The  collection,  a  gift  from  Mr.  Abrams, 
prominent  Boston  attorney  and  philatelist, 
is  comprised  of  several  hundred  albums  and 
many  individual  varieties  in  frames. 

World  wide  in  scope,  the  .'\brams  Collec- 
tion is  especially  strong  in  United  States 
stamps  and  covers.  It  includes  many  Civil 
War  patriotics,  Spanish  .American  and  World 
War  II  covers.  It  also  includes  a  world 
wide  collection  of  air  mails  and  a  large  col- 
lection  of   British  colonies. 

.As  soon  as  possible,  the  .Abrams  Collection 
will  be  displayed  in  the  University  Library 
on  the  Brandeis  Campus. 


The  physical  growth  of  Brandeis  University 
is  continuing  on  schedule  according  to  an 
announcement  made  by  Meyer  Jaffe,  chair- 
man of  the  Board  of  Trustees'  Building  Com- 

Mr.  Jaffee  said  in  a  report  on  work  being 
done  on  campus: 

"The  reactivation  of  the  building  program 
at  Brandeis  assures  the  continued  growth  of 
the  facilities  at  the  University. 

"Construction  of  the  Reinfeld  Science  An- 
nex has  been  underway  and  is  expected  to  be 
ready  for  occupancy  by  the  end  of  this  month. 

"Work  on  the  Abraham  Shapiro  .Athletic 
Center  is  again  in  full  swing  and  completion 
is  set  for  next  spring. 

"The  major  road-building  program  which 
includes  the  resurfacing  of  some  roads  and 
the  complete  surfacing  of  others  is  now  near- 
ing  completion. 

"As    plans    stand    now    the    new    Student 

Union  Center  will  be  ready  for  use  in  Septem- 
ber 19.53." 

Reinfeld  Science  -Annex,  which  adds  a  third 
floor  to  Sydeman  Hall,  will  house  instruc- 
tional laboratories  for  organic  and  physical 
chemistry,  distillation  and  utility  rooms, 
faculty  office  laboratories,  a  classroom  and 
research  area,  and  an  equipment  dispensing 

The  new  facilities  are  made  possible  by 
Harold  L.  Renfield,  New  York  City,  in  mem- 
ory of  his  mother-in-law,  .Anna  Reinfeld. 
The  Shapiro  Athletic  Center,  a  new  physical 
education  facility,  is  to  be  a  memorial  to  the 
late  Abraham  Shapiro  of  Boston,  a  founding 
trustee  of  the  University. 

It  will  house  classrooms  and  offices  for  the 
faculty  and  physical  education  staff,  dressing 
rooms  and  team  rooms.  The  main  gymnasium 
floor  contains  ample  facilities  for  basketball. 
volleyball  and  other  indoor  sports. 

GOING  UP!  .  .  .  Brick  and  mortar  go  sky- 
ward as  workmen  rush  construction  on  Rein- 
feld Science  Annex  which  adds  third  floor  to 
Sydeman  Hall. 



Al  Sterman,  Barry  Newman,  Bob  Robinson,  Stewart  Wolpert,  Lenny  Van  Gaasbeek 
and  Sumner  Sheff,  all  of  the  Brandeis  Class  of  '52,  have  been  touched  on  the  shoulder 
by  Uncle  Sam  for  duty  with  the  Armed  Forces.  Sterman  is  in  the  infantry.  Van 
Gaasbeek  in  the  Marines  and  ShefF  is  a  chaplain's  assistant  at  Fort  Devens,  Mass. 
Robinson,  Newman  and  Wolpert  are  standing  by  for  assignments  to  branches  of 
the  Army. 

Bernard  Saklad  is  the  first  Brandeis  University  alumnus  to  run  for  a  political  office. 
Although  he  was  defeated  recently  as  a  candidaie  for  state  representaJive  in  the  Dor- 
chester, Mass.,  Ward  14,  ballot,  Bernie  is  reported  to  hove  mcde  a  good  showing 
for  his  initial  race. 

Gus  Ranis,  only  Brandeis  Summa  Cum  Laude  graduate,  recently  accepted  an  invitation 
from  Mrs.  Eleanor  Roosevelt,  Brandeis  trustee,  to  spend  a  weekend  in  Hyde  Park. 
Ranis  is  at  the  Yale  University  School  of  International  Economics  under  an  Over- 
brook  Fellowship. 

Joan  Rourke,  of  the  Class  of  '52,  is  now  Mrs.  Richard  Gamble  and  is  living  in  Alaska. 
In  that  Far  North  territory,  Joan  is  kept  busy  teaching  Eskimo  children  in  the  elemen- 
tary school  grades. 

Leonard  W.  Levy,  instructor  in  American  civilization  and  institutions  at  Brandeis,  was 
a  guest  of  the  1952  Jersey  Roundtable  sponsored  by  the  Standard  Oil  Company  of 
New  Jersey.  The  Roundtable  has  as  its  purpose  Ihe  advancement  of  the  common 
interests  of  industry,  education  and  the  public. 

Jay  Aronson  is  at  Michigan  State  College  with  a  research  appointment  in  poli.ical 
science.  Lawrence  Geller  is  at  Wayne  University,  Michigan,  studying  chemistry  under 
an  American  Heart  Association  Research  appointment.  Lora  Levy  is  at  the  University 
of  Arizona  with  a  teaching  fellowship  in  English.  All  are  of  the  Class  of  '52. 

June  Goldman  of  the  Class  of  '52  has  been  named  general  chairman  of  the  Member- 
ship Committee  of  the  Greater  Lynn  Chapter  of  the  University's  National  Women's 
Committee.  She  is  the  former  June  Saftel  who  was  married  before  graduation. 

Ann  Addis,  now  Mrs.  Larry  Nigrosh,  is  working  with  Sears  Roebuck  and  Company. 
Larry  is  selling  for  the  Paris  Paper  Box  Company.  Anita  Hershman  is  a  teacher  of 
Hebrew  in  Boston  and  Ruth  Stoller  is  a  lab  technician  at  Bellevue  Hospilal  in  New 
York.  Merrill  Zundell  is  a  newspaper  reporter  in  Springfield,  Mass.  All  are  Bran- 
deis graduates. 


George  Alpert,  Chairman 
Joseph  F.  Ford,  Treasurer 
Norman  S.  Rabb,  Secretary 
Mrs.  Irving  Abrams 
James  J.  Axelrod 
Meyer  Jaffe 
Dudley  Kimball 
Paul  Ki.apper* 
Adele    Hosenwald    Levy 
isador  lubin 
David  K.  Niles'* 
Joseph  M.  Proskauer 
Israel  Rogosin 
Eleanor  Roosevelt 
Jacob  Shapiro 
Morris  S.  Shapiro 
Adolph  Ullman 
*  deceased 

President  of  the  University 
Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar 

Honorary  Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Fellows 
Hon.  Herbert  H.  Lehman 

Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Fellows 
Frank  L.  Weil 

President  of  the  National  Women's  Committee 
Mrs.  Irving  Abrams 

National  Chairman  of  the  Brandeis  Associates 
Milton  Kahn 

Chairman  of  the  Brandeis  Athletic  Association 
Joseph  Linsey 

Chairman  of  the  Friends 

of  the  School  of  Creative  Arts 

Daniel  Weisberg 



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The  American  Twenties 

>'ews  of  the  I'nivcrsity 



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Oti  the  Cooer 

StuJents  at  Brandeis  aie  registered  from  Europe,  Asia,  the  Middle 
East,  Africa,  the  West  Indies,  South  America,  Mexico,  Canada 
and  the  U.  S.  Despite  the  many  different  lives  they  lead  in  their 
homelands,  all  have  found  a  common  interest  iji  education.  I?epre- 
sentative  of  the  cosmopolitan  student  hody  at  the  L'niversily  are 
-Miss  Saga  \'uori.  Class  of  '55.  from  Hyrynsalnii.  Finland,  shown 
walking  across  a  portion  of  the  snow-blanketed  campus  with 
Donald  Stapleton,  Class  of  '54.  from   New  ^  ork  City. 

.^   -%" 

VOL.  II.    NO.  q  MARCH.    1953 

OITirial  Piihlicaliori  of  Brandeis  Unjvcrsitv  published  10  tiini's  a  year  (twice 
in  Oclohcr  and  March  and  once  in  April,  May.  June.  July.  August  and  Septem- 
her)  at  Brandeis  Lnivergiiy,  415  South  Sireel.  U  allham  54,  Mass.  Entered 
as  second  class  mailer  at  ihe  Post  Office  in  Boston.  Mass.  Editor:  Cari  C.  SchucL. 

Homecoming  Day 

Class  of  '52 


Homecoming  celebrations  at  most  U.S.  universities  are  routine, 
annual  affairs.  The  Homecoming  celebration  shown  on  this  page 
was  unique  in  that,  for  the  first  time,  it  brought  back  to  the 
campus  from  graduate  schools  and  from  the  business  world  the 
only  graduates  of  Brandeis  University  —  its  Class  of  '52. 

Shown  at  left  (top  to  bottom),  Mrs.  Phylis  Levins  Acker,  who  last 
June  received  the  first  Brandeis  diploma;  students  starting  from 
the  campus  for  a  downtown  Waltham  parade;  Paul  Levenson, 
first  of  the  alumni  to  become  also  a  member  of  the  "foster 
alumni"  by  taking  out  a  life  membership  in  the  Brandeis  Asso- 
ciates; students  placing  "The  Judge"  on  a  trailer  for  the  Home- 
coming parade. 

At  the  right,  above,  Homecoming  Queen  Judith  White,  Class  of 
'56,  being  crowned  at  ceremonies  by  Waltham  Mayor  Henry 
















JOPY  EDITORS  ON  NEWSPAPER  DESKS  throughout  the  nation  treated  it  as  just  an- 
other story.  They  took  the  press  association  dispatch,  wrote  the  headline,  and  an-  ,1 
nounced    to    the    country    at    large    that    Brandeis    University    was    opening    its    first 
graduate  school. 

But  the  reaction  to  this  story's  appearance  was  more  than  they  could  have  fore- 
told. Two  days  after  the  announcement,  letters  of  application  began  pouring  into 
\^  oodruff  Hall  from  students  who  sought  the  opportunity  to  do  graduate  work  at 
Brandeis.  Telegrams  and  telephone  calls,  and  personal  visits  to  the  campus  as  well, 
brought  evidence  that  this  graduate  school  development  at  Brandeis  would  be  well 
received.  And  within  ten  days,  letters  of  application  had  arrived  from  as  far  away 
as  Finland,  France  and  South  America.  Another  gratifying  development  was  the 
number  of  guarded  inquiries  members  of  the  faculty  began  receiving  from  colleagues 
at  other  universities  concerning  possible  openings  on  the  Brandeis  graduate  staff. 

The  true  significance  of  this  recognition  is  apparent  when  one  considers  the 
timing  of  the  step.  What  might  have  taken  decades  elsewhere  was  done  in  less  than 
five  years  at  Brandeis,  and  accomplished  while  the  University  was  forging  a  reputa- 
tion of  the  highest  academic  calibre.  The  fraternity  of  American  colleges  and  univer- 
sities had  accepted  the  validity  of  the  Brandeis  teaching  product.  Brandeis  was  now 
a  factor  to  be  reckoned  with  in  the  academic  firmament. 

Another  milepost  on  the  road  to  the  fulfillment  of  the  promise  of  Brandeis 
University  will  be  passed  when  the  first  graduate  scholars  arrive  on  campus  at  the 
beginning  of  the  1953-54  academic  year.  Beginning  with  the  opening  of  school, 
courses  leading  to  advanced  degrees  will  be  offered  in  the  fields  of  chemistry  (Master 
of  Arts),  music  composition  (Master  of  Fine  Arts),  Near  Eastern  and  Judaic  studies 
(Master  of  Arts  and  Doctor  of  Philosophy)  and  psychology  (Doctor  of  Philosophy). 
Holding  to  its  concept  of  quality  rather  than  quantity,  the  University  is  moving  slowly 
in  developing  the  graduate  school.  It  has  chosen  to  open  the  four  fields  in  which  the  ' 
faculty  is  already  of  unusual  strength. 

Dipping  into  its  outstanding  undergraduate  teaching  staff,  which  had  been 
developed  through  the  years  mindful  of  the  needs  of  a  future  graduate  faculty 
body,  the  University  has  listed  some  of  the  outstanding  educators  and  researchers  in 
the  United  States.  As  the  dreams  and  plans  of  the  graduate  school  reach  a  climax, 
new  necessary  facilities  are  being  readied  and  applications  from  students  all  over  the 
nation  are  being  screened. 

The  University,  pledged  to  keep  a  fine  ratio  between  the  number  of  students 
and  the  number  of  educators,  has  amiounced  enrollment  in  the  graduate  school  will 
be  limited  thus  assuring  students  of  the  close,  personal  guidance  and  supervision 
necessary  in  joint  scholarship. 

i  c  h  o  o  I    « 



Chairman  of  the  new  Brandeis  University  Graduate  School 
f  Arts  and  Sciences  is  Dr.  Max  Lerner,  i)rofessor  of  American 
ivilization  and  institutions. 

Formerly  on  the  facuUies  of  Harvard,  \^'ellesley  Summer 
nstitute,  Sarah  Lawrence  School  and  Williams  College,  Dr.  Lerner 
tudied  at  Yale  University.  Washington  University  and  the  Robert 
Jrookings  Graduate  School  of  Economics  and  Government. 

Senior  members  of  the  graduate  school  at  Brandeis  will  be  Dr. 

7>aul  G.  Cohen,  chemistry;  Prof.  Irving  G.  Fine,  music;  Dr.  Simon 

Bawidovvicz,  Near  Eastern  and  Judaic  studies:  and  Dr.  Ai)raham 

II.    Maslow.   psychology.   Each   will    head   the   field   in   which   he 

■  |ierializes. 

'  Dr.  Cohen,  chairman  of  the  undergraduate  School  of  Science 
s  a  prominent  investigator  in  the  fields  of  theoretical  and  synthetic 
;)rganic  chemistry.  He  was  an  instructor  in  chemistry  at  Harvard, 
eclurer  in  chemistry  at  the  University  of  California  at  Los  Angeles 
jnd  at  Northeastern  University.  He  has  contributed  research  articles 
to  American  scientific  journals,  is  a  member  of  Sigma  Xi,  Phi  Beta 
Kappa  and  many  scientific  societies. 

Irving  Fine  is  chairman  of  the  undergraduate  School  of  the 
Creative  Arts  and  associate  professor  of  music.  He  was  a  Guggen- 
heim and  a  Fulbright  Research  Fellow.  After  receiving  his  B.A. 
and  M.A.  degrees  from  Harvard  University,  he  studied  in  Europe 
before  joining  the  music  faculty  at  Harvard.  A  former  student  of 
Koussevitsky,  he  has  taught  at  Tanglewood.  He  has  appeared  as  a 
pianist  and  conductor  with  the  Boston  Symphony  Orchestra. 

Dr.  Rawidowicz.  Michael  Tuch  professor  of  Hebrew  literature 
and  Jewish  philosophy,  is  a  graduate  of  Berlin  LIniversity  and  a 
former  lecturer  at  the  University  of  London.  The  distinguished 
authority  in  the  field  of  Judaica  is  the  author  of  many  volumes 
dealing  with  Jewish  history  and  ])hiloso|>hv  and  contemporary 
Jewish  problems. 

A  widely  recognized  authority  in  his  field.  Dr.  Maslow,  asso- 
ciate professor  of  psychology  on  the  Philip  Meyers  Foundation, 
received  his  B.A.,  M.A.  and  Ph.D.  from  the  University  of 
Wisconsin,  where  he  later  taught  before  accejiting  a  Carnegie 
Fellowshi]}  at  Columbia  University.  He  has  had  published  over  40 
articles  in  jjsychology  journals  and  is  co-author  of  a  standard  text. 

With  Mr.  Fine  in  the  Music  Area,  will  be  composer-conductor 
Leonard  Bernstein;  composer  Harold  Shapero.  and  musicologist 
Erwin  Bodky.  In  the  Psychology  Area  with  Dr.  Maslow  will  be 
Drs.  James  B.  Klee,  Eugenia  Hanfmann.  director  of  the  Brandeis 
Psychological  Clinic,  and  others. 

On  the  faculty  of  the  Near  Eastern  and  Judaic  Studies  Area 
with  Dr.  Rawidowicz  will  be  Dr.  Nahum  N.  Glatzer,  Dr.  Wolf 
Leslau  and  Dr.  Leo  Bronstein.  With  Dr.  Cohen  in  the  Chemistry 
Area  will  be  Dr.  Sidney  Golden,  Dr.  Stuart  A.  Maypcr  and  Dr. 
Orrie  M.  Friedman. 

The  development  of  its  first  graduate  school  is  anolher  pulse- 
quickening  symbol  of  the  University's  basic  vitality.  Its  presence 
on  campus  adds  lustre  to  the  academic  honors  Brandeis  already 
carries.  It  is,  in  effect,  a  pledge  fulfilled  and  a  challenge  to  be  met. 



Near  Eastern  and 
Judaic  Studies 

This  is  the  University 

♦ .  .  A  month  in  the  Life  of  Brandeis 

J_JXCITING,  ALIVE,  VITALLY  IMPORTANT  to  the  American  scene  and  seething  with 
intellectual  and  cultural  activity  —  this  is  Brandeis  University,  a  new  experiment  in 
higher  education  which  has  caught  the  imagination  of  all  who  have  come  in  contact 
with  its  story. 

Significant  activities  that  make  up  the  lifeline  of  the  Universitv  are  not  confined 
to  the  campus  but  reach  out  across  the  entire  nation. 

\^'hat  happened  on  campus,  in  New  York,  San  Francisco,  Boston,  Texas,  Florida 
and  other  areas  during  a  30-day  period  at  the  turn  of  the  year  is  recorded  to  show, 
through  the  medium  of  montage,  the  spirit,  adventure  and  growth  of  Brandeis  as  it  is. 

This,  then,  is  one  typical  month  in  the  life  of  the  University: 

Newsrooms  in  San  Francisco,  Denver.  Chicago.  Miami  and  New  York  .  .  . 
chattering  teletype  machines  .  .  .  dateline  Brandeis  University  .  .  .  editors  head  up  the 
results  of  an  on  campus  interview  with  Dr.  Alfred  Kinsey,  author  of  the  famed  Kinsey 
Report,  who  is  at  the  University  as  speaker  in  the  General  Education  S  course  .  .  . 
other  speakers  —  Dr.  Mordecai  M.  Ka])lan.  one  of  the  nation's  leading  authorities  on 
Judaism,  and  Miriam  van  \^  aters.  expert  on  juvenile  delinquency  jiroblenis. 

The  Hotel  Plaza  in  New  York  City  ...  a  former  first  lady,  international  figiiri; 
and  delegate  of  the  United  States  Mission  to  the  United  \ations.  Mrs.  O^noi 
Roosevelt,  speaks  as  a  University  trustee  at  the  annual  dinner-dance  of  the^^^ds  ol 
Brandeis  University  in  the  Liquors,  Wines  and  S])irits  Industry  .  .  .  "I  think  really 
it  is  the  spirit  that  you  feel  within  Brandeis  that  kindles  your  inb^esl  and  makes  you 
feel  that  here  people  are  getting  something  —  something  thMgJ^i  the  faculty,  through 
the  President  and  through  the  peo|)le  who  are  interested  in~niandeis  which  |)erhaps  rm 
other  university  in  this  country  actually  gives  i^jindergraduales  .  .  .  These  yourrj 
people  are  close  enough  to  those  who  work  g^^rcach  so  that  I  think  there  is  a  spii  ii 
of  real  fellowship  amono;  them."  ^s^^ 

eniic  Recognition  .  .  .  another  step  forward 
r  members  of  the  Class  of  '53  .  .  .  Abraham  Hellti. 
aremont,  N.  H.,  gets  word  he  has  been  accepted  by  the 
Boston  University  Medical  School  .  .  .  William  Wiener. 
Dorchester.  Mass.,  accepted  at  New  York  University  Bel- 
levue  Medical  School  .  .  .  Elliott  Morrison,  Brooklyn. 
N.  Y.,  accepted  by  the  Albany  Medical  School  and  Milton 
Nichaman.  Everett,  Mass.,  wins  approval  from  Tufts 
Medical  School. 

West  Point  .  .  .  sna])py  gray-uniformed  cadets 
march  and  play  basketball  .  .  the  Brandeis  Judges,  after 
defeating  M.I.T.  and  Bates,  face  the  Army  at  the  Hudson 
River  rendezvous  and  stop  the  future  officers  86  to  78. 

Deep  Snow  Covers  the  Campus  .  .  .  plows  clank 
into  action  .  .  .  students  break  out  skis  .  .  .  Leonard 
Bernstein,  nationally-known  composer  and  conductor 
and  Brandeis  professor  of  music,  sits  with  Irving  Fine. 
chairman  of  the  School  of  the  Creative  Arts,  and  mem- 

bers  of  the  faculty  and  thinks  of  June  and  makes  ])lans 
for  the  Second  Annual  Festival  of  the  Creative  Arts. 

A  Famous  Calypso  Singer  from  the  Island  of 
Trinidad  tells  his  stories  in  song  .  .  .  Latin  Anirric 
music  and  American  jazz  .  .  .  drama,  hypnotism,  s]Mjii> 
and  modern  dance  ...  it  is  \^  inter  \^  eekeud  al  ihe  Uni- 
versity climaxed  by  the  Annual  Snoj^a!)  al  the  Hotel 
Kenmore  in  Boston.  -^"^ 

A  Four-Year  Drean^^^mes  true  with  the  all- 
'  important  announct-ment  that  the  Brandeis  University 
[Graduate  School  of  Arts  and  Sciences  will  open  in  four 
I  fields  —  chetnistry,  music  composition,  Near  Eastern 
i  and  Judaic  studies  and  psychology  —  at  the  start  of  the 
1953-51  academic  year  .  .  .  the  faculty  busy  processing 
applications  coming  in  from  many  parts  of  the  nation. 

Huge  Blue  Windows  swing  into  place  .  .  .  scaffold- 
ing .  .  .  busy  workmen  .  .  .  the  Sha|)iro  Athletic  Center 
is  nearing  completion. 

An  Airliner  Streaks  South  and  West  .  .  .  George 
Al])ert.  chairman  of  the  University's  Board  of  Trustees, 
heads  for  Houston,  Dallas.  San  Antonio.  Galveston  and 
Fort  Worth  in  Texas  and  Tucson.  Arizona  .  .  .  exciting 
meeting  of  Brandeis  Associates  .  .  .  benefactions  to 
the  L  niversity. 

Academic  Meeting  in  New  York  .  .  .  the  History 
of  Science  Society  meets  and  elects  Dr.  Marie  Boas, 
Brandeis  instructor  in  history,  secretary. 

Outside  Interest  in  the  University  is  on  the  up- 
swing .  .  .  chapters  of  the  Brandeis  University  Asso- 
ciates busy  meeting  in  Tulsa,  Chicago,  St.  Louis,  Buffalo, 
Cleveland,  Philadelphia,  Cincinnati  and  Boston. 

Brandeis  Students  are  rated  far  above  the  na- 
tional average  in  scholastic  aptitude  by  the  American 
Council  on  Education  as  the  psychological  examination 
results  are  announced. 

New  Chapters  of  the  National  \^  omen's  Com- 
mittee for  Brandeis  are  organized  by  Mrs.  Irving 
Abrams,  national  jjresident  ...  in  Birmingham.  Ala- 
bama, and  Little  Rock,  Arkansas  .  .  .  speakers  from 
the  University  at  chapter  meetings  in  Georgia,  Tennessee 
and  Indiana. 

Retrenchment  Problems  .  .  .  some  U.  S.  colleges 
and  universities  showing  a  dip  in  enrollments  and  appli- 
cations .  .  .  Brandeis  Director  of  Admissions  C.  Ruggles 

.Smitli  reports  a  100  per  cent  increase  in  applications  over 
the  previous  year. 

Two  Books  Are  Published  and  two  more  are 
accepted  .  .  .  off  the  press  .  .  .  "Franz  Kosenzweig:  His 
Life  and  Thought  ".  written  by  Dr.  Nahum  N.  Glatzer, 
associate  professor  of  Jewish  history  at  Brandeis  and 
published  by  Farrar  Straus  and  Young,  Inc.  .  .  .  "Frag- 
ments of  Life,  Metaphysics  and  Art",  written  by  Dr. 
Leo  Bronstein,  lecturer  in  the  fine  arts  and  Near  Eastern 
civilization,  and  published  by  Bond  Wheelwright  Co. 
.  .  .  accepted  by  Columbia  University  .  .  .  "The  Ideas  of 
Marcel  Proust",  written  by  Milton  Hindus,  assistant 
professor  of  English  .  .  .  Simon  &  Schuster  will  publish 
in  September  ''A  Bargain  \^  ith  God",  written  by  Thomas 
L.  Savage,  assistant  professor  of  English. 

The  Board  of  Trustees  awards  the  contract  for 
the  new  Student  Union  Building  .  .  .  work  begins  in 
Hamilton  Quadrangle. 

The  Jacob  White  Memorial  Collection  of  Music 
arrives  at  the  University  Library  ...  an  extensive  portion 
of  the  classical  field  is  covered. 

The  Friends  of  the  School  of  the  Creative  Arts 

step  u|)  their  activities  .  .  .  under  their  sponsorship  the 
internationally-known  Juilliard  String  Quartet  opens  the 
Friends'  on-campus  Arts  Series. 

New  York  Businessman,  A.  Levitt,  makes  the 
first  benefaction  toward  the  building  of  an  extensive 
micro-card  system  at  the  Library. 

Address  at  Cleveland,  Ohio  .  .  .  Dr.  Abram  L. 
Sachar,  president  of  the  L'niversity.  flies  to  Cleveland 
where  he  addresses  the  National  Education  Association 
on  contemporary  educational  ])roblems. 

Focal  Point  for  Near  Eastern  literature  .  .  .  first 
shipments  of  material  from  Egypt.  Lebanon  and  Israel 
mark  the  formal  entrance  of  Brandeis  into  the  Farming- 
ton  Plan  .  .  .  the  University  is  responsible  for  collecting 
all  contem])orary  publications,  under  the  ])lan.  from 
that  area. 

Dateline:  Everywhere  .  .  .  from  coast  to  coast, 
on  campus  and  off.  people  lake  action,  events  occur. 
Academicians  and  foster  alumni,  students  and  trustees, 
people  of  vision,  people  of  faith  .  .  .  their  combined 
efforts  mesh,  and  their  labors  are  forging  the  destiny  of 
Brandeis  University. 

The  American 

J-  he  descriptions  of  college  courses,  as  seen  in  catalogs  from  coast  to  coast, 
seem  couched  in  a  pattern  of  similarity.  If  vou  skim  through  college  and  university 
catalogs,  you  get  the  feeling  that  the  courses  are  all  so  similar,  regardless  of  where 
they  are  offered.  Gertrude  Stein  might  have  said.  "A  course  is  a  course  is  a  course", 
and  many  would  have  been  forced  to  agree. 

There's  only  one  thing  wrong  with  this  line  of  reasoning.  It  simply  isnt  true. 

Pick  up  the  latest  Brandeis  catalog  and  scan  its  listing  of  courses,  for  example, 
and  let  your  eye  travel  to  an  inconspicuous  listing  under  the  social  sciences.  It  says 
simply  "197B-The  American  Twenties.  Instructor.  Dr.  Merrill  D.  Peterson"'.  A  closer 
examination  reveals  that  this  is  a  course  that  is  excitingly  different  and  which,  in  effect, 
details  the  educational  |)hiIosophy  of  Brandeis  University. 

The  new  course,  which  was  devised  by  Professor  Peterson,  is  unique  in  thai  it 
represents  an  integrated  approach  to  the  culture  of  a  period.  It  isn't  simply  history, 
or  literature,  or  civilization.  It  is,  instead,  an  effort  at  understanding  a  crucial  period 
in  American  life  by  a  study  of  all  the  elements  which  made  the  period  what  it  was. 

"I  developed  the  course  for  several  reasons,"  tall,  boyish-looking  Dr.  Peterson 
declares.  "First,  because  I  am  interested  in  the  problems  of  method  involved  in 
any  integrated  approach  to  culture.  My  basic  assumption  is,  of  course,  that  a 
historical  period  may  best  be  understood  as  a  total  pattern,  with  its  literature, 
sociology,  politics  all  related.  1  ha\e  always  felt  that  It  would  be  interesting  to  take 
a  single  decade  and  study  it  in  this  way. 

"Until  I  began  working  up  this  course  I  was  under  the  illusion  that  one  could 
really  exhaust  a  decade  in  a  single  term.  Now  I  know  better;  I  have  had  to  be  very 
selective,  concentrating  on  what  seem  to  be  the  most  significant  expressions  of  the 
culture  in  the  Twenties.  But  why  the  Twenties'?  Partly  because  it  has  a  kind  of 
classic  unity  (but  so  do  the  Thirties,  perhaps  the  Nineties,  etc.)  but  more  because 
of  the  recent  revival  of  interest  in  the  decade.  I  don't  know  how  to  explain  it  — 
because  we  are  acquiring  historical  perspective  on  the  decade,  perhaps  nostalgia, 
perhaps  because  we  see  certain  parallels  with  our  own  time. 

I  w  e  n  t  i  e  s  «  « 


"Also,  I  seriously  believe  it  was  a  decade  of  crucial  change,  and  surely  it  is 
richer  in  literary  expression  than  almost  any  previous  period.  Thus,  it  merits 
close  study  on  its  own  terms.  My  desire  is  simply  to  locate  the  ethos  of  the  decade 
and  to  determine  what  difference  it  made  in  American  life.  I  hope  to  have  the 
answer  before  I  am  through  with  the  course  —  now  I  am  not  at  all  sure. 

"1919  and  1929  are  the  two  poles.  \^  e  begin  with  the  quality  of  hope,  of 
anticipation,  before  the  disillusionment  set  in;  just  as,  at  the  other  end.  we 
deal  with  the  impact  of  the  Great  Depression  into  the  Thirties.  In  between,  we 
study  four  major  patterns:  The  Revolt  from  the  Village  (Mencken-Lewis- 
Anderson,  Greenwich  Village-Millay-etc,  Paris-Cowley)  ;  Civilization  in  the 
L'nited  States  (Jazz  Age  morals,  play-pleasure-entertainment,  business  and 
boom,  the  politics  of  Normalcy,  etc.);  \^  riters  in  the  Republic  (focus  on 
Fitzgerald,  Hemingwav.  Eliot.  Crane;  also  criticism:  Mumford,  Irving  Babbitt. 
Edmund  \^  ilson.  etc.)  ;  Case  of  Social  Conscience  (Sacco-Vanzetti,  Dos  Passos, 
The  Big  Money).  As  you  see.  the  focus  is  on  the  experience  of  the  intellectuals 
of  the  generation  born  in  the  Nineties.  Nearly  all  the  materials  of  the  course 
are  primary,  i.e.  contemporary  writing,  not  histories." 

Dr.  Peterson,  whose  book  "The  Jefferson  Image"'  soon  will  be  published, 
is  assistant  professor  of  American  civilization  at  Brandeis  University.  He  came 
to  Brandeis  from  Harvard  L'niversitv  in  1949.  where  he  taught  both  American 
literature  and  American  institutions. 

"No  one  can  say  just  exactly  what  will  emerge  from  a  new  course  of  this 
type.  In  developing  it,  I  have  found  both  excitement  and  intellectual  stimula- 
tion. The  students  will  find  these  qualities  and  more;  they'll  acquire  a  sense  of 
perspective  about  an  era  whose  activities  so  profoundly  affected  the  conduct 
of  our  national  life.  They'll  work  hard,  and  I  think  they'll  learn  much.  And 
also,  "  he  declared  with  a  smile,  "I  think  thev  II  like  it.' 

PIONEER  ...  Dr.  Merrill  D.  F\.;>.i,c;,, 
approaches  the  Twenties  from  a 
viewpoint  which  seeks  to  integrate 
alt  elements  of  that  crucial  decade. 


LACONIC  .  .  .  Shown,  right,  astride 
his  favorite  mount,  "Mistletoe",  then 
President  Calvin  Coolidge,  Repub- 
lican from  Vermont,  was  a  symbol 
of  the  conservative  government  In 

CRASH  .  .  .  Picture  at  the  left  shows 
Wall  Street  scene  during  the  finan- 
cial crisis  of  1929  which  was  a  fore- 
runner of  the  Great  Depression. 


Dr.  David  L.  FalkofT,  assistant  professor  of 
physics  at  Brandeis  University,  has  been 
named  associate  editor  of  the  American  Jour- 
nal of  Physics. 

The  Journal,  on  whose  staff  Dr.  Falkoff  will 
serve  for  three  years,  is  published  by  the 
American  Association  of   Physics  Teachers. 


Benefactions  to  the  University  totaling 
$150,000  were  announced  at  the  January 
meeting  of  the  Friends  of  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity in  the  Liquors.  Wines  and  Spirits 
Industry.  The  dinner-dance,  held  in  New 
York's  Hotel  Plaza,  was  addressed  by  Mrs. 
Eleanor  Roosevelt  and  Trustee  Chairman 
George  Alpert. 

An  unlocked  for.  dramatic  highlight  of 
the  meeting  came  when  Frank  H.  Reitman. 
of  Newark.  N.  J.,  rose  to  speak  after  giving 
325,000  to  the  University.  Said  Mr.  Reitman: 

"I  am  nearing  three  score  and  ten  years 
and  I  do  not  know  how  many  years  longer 
I  will  be  able  to  .serve  Brandeis  University."" 

turned    to 


With  great  solemnity  he 
two  sons  who  sat  in  the 

■"Now  I  call  upon  you,  my  sons,  to  carry 
out  my  work  in  helping  to  assure  in  the 
years  ahead  the  continuance  of  the  fine 
work  that  is  being  done  at  Brandeis 

Mrs.  Eleanor  Roosevelt  called  aiding  the 
development  of  Brandeis  a  privilege. 

■"Brandeis  University  represents  a  chal- 
lenge to  others  to  follow  our  leadership," 
she  said.  "'The  development  of  the  Univer- 
sity is  our  democratic  privilege  and  re- 

Said  George  Alpert  in  his  address:  ""The 
traditional  concept  of  haste  makes  waste 
has  been  upset  in  the  building  of  Brandeis. 

'"We've  had  to  hurry  but  our  race  against 
lime  has  resulted  in  a  splendid  addition 
to  the  roster  of  denominationally  sponsored 

Walter  F.  Terry,  chairman  of  the  meeting, 
depicted  Brandeis  as  ""a  lesson  in  democracy." 

"As  a  non-Jew,"  he  said,  "T  sincerely 
believe  that  the  aiding  and  building  of  this 
university  is  an  honor  and  a  privilege." 

Also  addressing  the  meeting  were  co- 
chairmen  of  the  meeting,  Charles  A.  Berns, 
Harold  L.  Renfield.  Joshua  Gollin  and  Tubie 
Resnick.  Other  co-chairmen  were  Morris  0. 
Alprin,  Norman  Feldman,  Victor  A.  Fischel, 
Herman  A.  Katz,  John  L.  Leban,  Harold  S. 
Lee  and  Jerome  W.  Picker. 

In  charge  of  coordination  and  the  program 
was  William  Hodes. 

FRIE\DS  OF  BRA^iDEIS  .  .  .  Mrs.  Eleanor  Rooseielt.  University  trustee  anil  Iwnur  guest  ul 
the  January  meeting  of  the  Friends  of  Brandeis  Lniversity  in  the  Liquor.  W  ines  and  Spirits 
Industry  stops  to  chat  at  the  Hotel  Plaza  in  i\ew  York  City  with  (I.  to  r.)  co-chairmen  of  the  din- 
ner. Charles  A.  Berns.  Harold  L.  Renfield  and  Tubie  Resnick;  George  Alpert.  chairman  of  the 
University's  Board   of  Trustees:  and   If  alter  F.   Terry,  chairman  of  the  dinner-dance  meeting. 

GRIDIROX    FUR    MI'!>>1<°: 
<>»i:^^C!.S    OP£R.4Tir    LEADK 

Ramon  Gilbert,  Brandeis  University  junior 
who  once  thrilled  football  fans  with  his 
play  at  tackle,  is  now  tackling  music. 

As  a  promising  member  of  the  University's 
eleven,  Gilbert,  who  stands  one  inch  over 
six  feet  tall,  was  doing  well  under  Coach 
Benny  Friedman.  Midway  in  his  sophomore 
year,  the  tackle  sang  for  Brandeis  Music 
Professor  Erwin  Bodky.  The  educator  saw 
a  real  future  for  Ramons  baritone  voice 
and  now  the  youth  is  devoting  all  of  his 
energies  to  practicing  the  scales  instead  of 
blocking  and  tackling. 

Since  forsaking  the  gridiron  for  music. 
Gilbert  has  sung  leads  in  Gian  Carlo- 
Menottis  operas.  ""The  Telephone"'  and 
"Amahl  and  the  Night  Visitors." 


Some  people  would  feel  that  making  it 
possible  for  Brandeis  University's  first  sum- 
ma  cum  laude  graduate  to  obtain  his 
education  constituted  a  sufficient  contribu- 
tion to  the  institution. 

But  Max  and  Harriet  Chernis,  of  Newton, 
Mass.,  were  just  beginning.  On  the  heels 
of  the  establishment  of  the  Ma.\  Chernis 
Scholarship,  awarded  last  year  to  Gustav 
Ranis,  top  student  in  the  first  graduating 
class,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Chernis  have  now  made 
a  gift  of  S25,000  to  the  University. 

In  their  honor,  Brandeis  officials  recently 
designated  Chernis  Hall,  Sydeman  Hall 
facility  used  for  lecture  classes  and  as  a 
film  projection  room.  Chernis  Hall  is  part  of 
one  of  the  largest  classroom  facilities  on  the 
University  campus. 

Mr.  Chernis  is  the  owner  of  the  Boston 
Sausage  and  Provision  Company. 


Mfmoiializiiif;  an  industrial  leader  whose 
aiiie  is  in^livisibi>'  assoeialed  with  humani- 
iriaii  and  philanthropic  qualities,  the  Abra- 

ini  Shapiro  Athletic  Center  will  be  dedicated 
ii  Sunday.  April  12. 

Brunch  at  11  a.m.  will  precede  the  impres- 
\\e  dedication  exercises  which  are  slated  to 
tart  at  12  oclock,  noon. 

Presiding  will  be  Abe  W.  Berkowitz,  chair- 
lan  of  the  Abraham  Shapiro  Memorial 

Speakers  will  include  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar, 
J'niversity  president:  George  Alpert,  chair- 
nan  of  the  board  of  trustees,  and  Maurice  J. 
"obin.   honorary   chairman   of   the   Abraham 

iapiro  Memorial  Committee. 

Others  participating  in  the  ceremonies  will 
Include  Joseph  M.  Linsey,  chairman  of  the 
i^randeis  University  Athletic  Association: 
?enny  Friedman,  director  of  athletics,  and 
Mdney  Goldfader,  Class  of  '54. 

Planned  as  a  '"living  memorial  to  the  great 
nan  whose  name  it  bears,""  the  Abraham 
^liapiro  Athletic  Center  will  house  three  prac- 
irc  basketball  courts  with  an  ultimate  seat- 
nii  capacity  of  3,000  available  for  public 

The  main  t;yninasiuin.  measuring  16.000 
pquare  feet,  is  one  of  the  most  modern  in 
llhe  East. 

Gymnastic  facilities  and  equipment,  locker 
and  shower  rooms,  massage  and  physiotherapy 
facilities,  exercise  and  drill  rooms,  as  well 
as  offices  for  the  athletic  staff  are  located  in 
the  Center. 

In  addition,  it  houses  two  double  class- 
rooms and  two  single  classrooms,  all  air- 

A  handsome  structure  of  modern  architec- 
ture, the  Abraham  Shapiro  Athletic  Center 
is  approached  through  a  semi-circular  portico 
which  ultimately  will  be  enclosed  with  glass. 

The  dedication  event,  April  12,  will  climax 
the  program  of  the  Abraham  Shapiro  Memo- 
rial Committee,  organized  in  1949  to  honor 
the  memory  of  the  late  Boslonian  who  left 
behind  a  legion  of  friends  mindful  of  his 
"lifetime  of  service."" 

It  has  been  pointed  out  that  creation  of 
the  Center  at  Brandeis  University,  in  whose 
early  history  Abraham  Sha|>iro  played  a 
major  role,  will  memorialize  him  in  a  man- 
ner consistent  with  his  interests  and  appro- 
priate to  his  outlook  on  life. 

In  the  early  planning  stages  of  the  Univer- 
sity and  in  the  pioneer  months  of  its  estab- 
lishment. Abraham  -Shapiro  frequently 
expressed  the  desire  to  see  Brandeis  join 
with  other  American  institutions  of  higher 
learning  in  an  active  sports  program. 

NEW  SCHOLARSHIP  .  .  .  Bishop  Bernard 
J.  Shell,  director-jounder  of  the  Catholic 
Youth  Organization,  shakes  hands  with  Dr. 
.4hrant  L.  Sarhar.  president  of  the  University, 
after  estahlishing  a  juU  tuition  scholarship  in 
the  name  of  the  C.)  .0.  The  benefaction  was 
made  at  a  meeting  of  the  Chicago  Chapter. 
Bratideis  University  .Associates. 

^usic,  Drama,  Art  Exhibit  and  Lecture  Series 
Will  be  Featured  on  Campus  Arts  Programs 

A  variety  of  talent  has  been  gathered  by 
the  Friends  ol  the  School  of  the  Creative 
Arts  at  Brandeis  University  for  a  series  of 
campus  arts  programs  for  members,  students 
and  faculty. 

The  programs  are  part  of  the  expansion 
of  the  organization,  established  in  1949, 
which  is  <ledicated  to  the  development  and 
su|)port   of   the   arts   at   the   University. 

On  December  10,  the  Friends  sponsored 
a  concert  by  the  internationally-known 
.luilliard  Quartet  in  the  Nathan  Seifer 
Auditorium  on  campus. 

Marc  Blitzstein,  composer  and  playwright, 
gave  a  program  of  his  works  at  the  Hotel 
Somerset  in  Boston  on  December  14  honor- 
ing new  members  of  the  Friends.  He  was 
assisted  by  Lotte  Lenya  who  played  the 
role  of  Xantippe  in  the  Broadway  produc- 
tion of  Maxwell  Andersons  "Barefoot  in 

At  the  affair  in  Boston  there  was  an  ex- 
hibition of  paintings  and  sculpture  by  con- 
temporary artists  from  the  Mirski  Gallery. 
Shown  were  the  works  of  Carl  Zerbe, 
Brandeis  Professor  Mitchell  Siporin,  David 
Aronson,  Bernard  Chaet,  Barbara  Swan, 
Esther  Geller  and  George  Aarons. 

Miss  Vivienne  Bennett,  talented  British 
comedienne  and  a  member  of  the  Old  Vic 
Company   of   London,   presented   an   evening 

I'l.  \\\l\(,  .-IKTS  PR0GR.4MS  .  .  .  Shown 
left  to  right.  Daniel  W  eisberg.  chairman  of 
the  Friends  of  the  School  of  the  Creative 
Arts,  and  Irving  Fine,  chairman  of  the 
.'school  of  the  Creative  Arts  at  the  Univer- 
sity, discuss  plans  for  the  series  of  arts 
programs  for  members  of  the  Friends  and 
students  and  faculty  at  Brandeis. 

of  ""Comedy  Through  the  Ages,"  January  14, 
in  Nathan  Seifer  Hall  under  the  sponsor- 
ship of  the  Friends. 

The     195.3     calendar     announced     by     the 

Friends  also  includes  these  on-campus 
programs:  A  recital  by  Phyllis  Curtin, 
soprano:  an  illustrated  talk  by  Prof.  Meyer 
Shapiro  on  the  relationship  of  art  and 
science:  a  faculty  concert:  program  of  early 
music  for  voice  and  in.struments:  art  film 
showings  discussed  by  Mr.  Ziporin:  an  il- 
lustrated lecture:  two  drama  programs  and 
a  recital   by  the  University  Dance   Group. 

Chairman  of  the  Friends  of  the  School 
of  the  Creative  Arts  is  Daniel  Weisberg, 
prominent  Greater  Boston  community  leader 
and  a  professor  at  Boston  University"s 
College  of  Business  Administration. 

Adolph  Ullnian,  for  whom  the  amphi- 
theatre at  the  University  is  named,  is 
honorary  chairman  of  the  Friends  and 
Mrs.   Paul  T.   Smith   is  vice  chairman. 

Others  who  have  been  instrumental  in 
the  development  of  this  program  are  Mrs. 
Mandel  Green,  Mrs.  Dok  Isenberg,  Mrs. 
Bernard  H.  Robinson  and  Mrs.  Joseph 

Since  the  organization  was  formed  under 
the  sponsorship  of  a  group  of  Greater 
Boston  music  lovers,  the  Friends  have  grown 
today  to  number  nearly  1,000. 

During  their  three-year  existence  they 
have  awarded  scholarships  to  talented  and 
needy  students,  purchased  the  entire  works 
and  recordings  of  Bach,  Beethoven,  Brahms 
and  Mozart  for  the  University,  contributed 
to  the  construction  of  lecture  rooms  below 
the  Adolph  Ullman  Amphitheatre  and  pur- 
chased  instruments   for  Brandeis. 




Chapter  Visitii*  Made 
By  National  llead.s 
Lend  Added  Impetus 

The  newly  installed  program  of  the 
National  Women's  Committee  of  Brandeis 
University  calling  for  national  officers  and 
board  members  to  meet  with  the  various 
chapters  throughout  the  country  has  proved 
highly  successful,  according  to  a  report  by 
Mrs.  Harry  L.  Michaels,  national  chairman 
of   the   Executive   Committee. 

The  following  is  a  list,  by  states,  of 
some  of  the  reports  of  activities  of  the 
National  Women's   Committee: 


BIRMINGHAM  — Mrs.  George  G.  Berk 
was  named  president  of  a  new  chapter 
organized  by  Mrs.  Hannah  W.  Abranis. 
national  president,  with  the  assistance  of 
Mrs.  Lester  Samelson.  Other  officers:  Mrs. 
Marvin  Engel,  Mrs.  Ira  Bayer  and  Mrs. 
Mark  Levine,  vice  presidents;  Mrs.  Eugene 
Zeldman,  recording  secretary;  Mrs.  Carl 
Hess,  corresponding  secretary;  Mrs.  A.  C. 
Harris,  treasurer. 

MONTGOMERY  — This  new  chapter  re- 
ports a  membership  of  75  annual  and  eight 
life  members.  Mrs.  Harry  .Stern,  a  member 
of  the  Atlanta.  Ga.,  Chapter,  brought  the 
.story  of  Brandeis  to  a  recent  meeting 
attended  by  a  group  of  women  comprised 
of  all  the  Jewish  women's  organizations  in 


TUCSON  —  Mrs.  Hyman  Copins,  presi- 
dent, announced  25  new  members  were 
installed    following    a    talk    by    Mr.    Berger. 


LITTLE  ROCK  —  Mrs.  Abranis  organized 
a  new  chapter  aided  by  Mrs.  Samelson  which 
elected  the  following  officers:  Mrs.  Joe 
Tenenbaum.  president;  Mrs.  Lee  Kretchmar 
and  Mrs.  Harry  Lasker,  vice  presidents; 
Mrs.  Henry  Feingold,  treasurer;  Mrs.  John 
Samuel,  secretary. 


SAN  FRANCISCO  —  Mrs.  Marshall  Kuhn 
reported  the  chapter  of  which  she  is 
treasurer  gained  39  new  members,  two 
fully  paid  life  and  one  partially  paid  life 
members,  as  the  result  of  a  memliership  tea 
presided  over  by  Mrs.  Richard  Dinner, 
president.  Speakers  at  the  tea  were  Clarence 
Q.  Berger,  executive  assistant  to  the  president 
of  Brandeis.  and  Dr.  Alexander  Meikeljohn. 

LOS  ANGELES  —  Following  a  meeting 
at  which  Mr.  Berger  was  guest  speaker, 
Mrs.  Samuel  Moss,  chapter  president  and 
national  board  member,  announced  61  new 
annual  members  and  nine  life  members  had 
been  secured.  Mrs.  Moss  is  helping  the 
National  Women's  Committee  with  the  or- 
ganization   of    communities    in    Cialifornia. 

OAKLAND  — EAST  BAY  — The  new 
president  of  the  chapter  here,  Mrs.  Harry 
H.    Poise,    announced    five    annual    mend)er- 

Mrs.  Irving  Kane,  ahove.  the  first  life  nieni- 
hership  rhairmun  i)j  the  Cleveland.  Ohio. 
Chapter.  National  lf'(inien\s  Committee,  has 
reported  85  new  life  members  enrolled 
from  the  time  she  took  office  in  December 
until  February  1.  She  U'as  assisted  by  Mrs. 
.4lvin  Mellman.  chapter  president  and  in 
charge  of  the  Cleveland  section.  Mrs. 
Burnett  Bricker.  Mrs.  .ilfred  Benesch.  Mrs. 
Max  Ratner.  Mrs.  Ezra  Shapiro  and  Mrs. 
Nathan  Gordon. 

ships  and  four  life  memberships  had  ciiKjIlcd 
following  a  talk  by  Mr.  Berger. 

('  o  n  n  e  I*  t  i  o  u  t 

STAMFORD — -The  following  officers  were 
elected  to  lead  this  new  chapter  organized 
by  Mrs.  Michaels:  Mrs.  Alan  V.  Tishman, 
president;  Mrs.  Joseph  Ackernian,  vice 
president :  Mrs.  Edward  H.  Beneson,  treas- 
urer;   Mrs.    Robert    .Salomon,    secretary. 


MIAMI  —  Mrs.  Ben  Zion  Ginsburg.  newly 
elected  president,  was  installed  and  pre- 
sided over  her  hrst  meeting.  Mrs.  Abranis 
was  honor  guest. 

JACKSONVILLE  — On  her  tour  through 
the  South  and  Southwest,  Mrs.  Abrams  was 
guest  speaker  at  a  board  and  general  meet- 
ing here.  Mrs.  Ben  Stein,  president,  presided. 


ATLANTA  —  Five  new  life  members  and 
several  annual  members  were  added  to  the 
roster  here.  One  hundred  and  seventy  women 
gave    Mrs.    Abrams    a    tremendous    ovation. 

SAVANNAH  — A  new  slate  of  officers 
was  named  here  following  a  board  meeting 
with  Mrs.  Abranis.  They  are:  Mrs.  Hyman 
Levy,  president:  .Mrs.  Harry  Zarem.  vice 
president;  Mrs.  Sam  Rosen,  secretary;  Mrs. 
David  Robinson,  treasurer. 


SPRINGFIELD  —  Mrs.  Morris  Mandell 
and  Mrs.  Milton  Callner,  national  vice 
presidents,  met  with  the  chapter  board  and 
the  following  new  officers  were  elected: 
Mrs.  M.  J.  Kellner,  president;  Mrs.  Clyde 
A.  Meiers,  Mrs.  Morris  D.  Oberman,  Mrs. 
Roberts,  Mrs.  Michael  Eckstein,  vice  presi- 
dents;   Mrs.    Irwin    Fischer,    recording    sec- 

Substaiitial  C«ain»«  in 
By  Numerous  Croups 

retary;    Mrs.    William    Fritchman,   secretary 


INDIANAPOLIS  —  Eight  life  members 
and  many  new  annual  members  were  re- 
corded at  a  meeting  where  Lewis  Coser. 
lecturer  in  the  .social  sciences  at  the  Univer- 
sity, addressed  225  women. 


SIOUX  CITY  — Mrs.  Maurice  Mandell 
national  board  member  from  Chicago,  pre- 
sented this  new  chapter,  organized  by  Mrs. 
Abranis,  with  their  charter,  February  18. 
The  following  officers  were  elected:  Mrs. 
A.  H.  Baron,  president;  Mrs.  Wallace 
Rosenthal,  vice  president;  Mrs.  L.  J, 
Kutcher,  treasurer;  Mrs.  Edwin  .Sherman, 


SPRINGFIELD  — Results  of  a  concen 
Irated  membership  drive  showed  134  new 
members  enrolled.  The  report  was  given  at 
a  meeting  at  which  Dr.  Lewis  Coser  was 
honor  guest. 

FITCHBURG  — Dr.  Leonard  Levy  ad- 
dressed the  Fitchburg-Leominster  chapter 
at  a  meeting  presided  over  by  Mrs.  Robert 
H.  Wexler. 

TAUNTON  —  Dr.  Levy  was  well  received 
at  an  afternoon  meeting  over  which  Mrs. 
Harold  Lazarus  presided. 


ST.  LOUIS  — •  A  recent  growth  report  of 
the  Chapter  here  showed  45  annual  and  17 
life  members  added  to  the  roster.  A  new 
slate  of  officers  was  elected.  They  are:  Mrs. 
N.  M.  Sachar,  honorary  president;  Mrs. 
Harry  Liebernian,  president ;  Mrs. 
Fleischman,  Mrs.  Charles  Yalem, 
Joseph  Weiner,  vice  presidents;  Mrs 
nard  B.  Gross,  corresponding  secretary: 
Morris  Horwitz,  recording  secretary; 
Zola  Carp,  treasurer. 


OMAHA  —  Dr.  Leonard  Levy,  instructor 
in  American  civilization  and  institutions  at 
Brandeis,  presented  this  new  chapter,  or- 
ganized by  Mrs.  Abrams,  with  their  charter 
on  February  19.  Newly-elected  officers  are: 
Mrs.  David  Bialac,  president;  Mrs.  Joe 
Sweiback,  Mrs.  Hyman  Ferer,  Mrs.  Hubert 
Monsky,  vice  presidents;  Mrs.  Ernest  A. 
Nogg,  treasurer. 

New    Y'ork 

BROOKLYN  —  Mrs.  David  Farber  was 
installed  as  president  of  this  chapter  at  a 
meeting  at  which  Elliott  Silverstein  was 
guest  speaker. 

SCHENECTADY  —  Mrs.  Frederick  S.  de 
Beer,  vice  chairman  in  charge  of  organiza- 
tion, met  with  Schenectady  women  to  aid 
(continued  on  page  11) 





One  thousand  rommunity  leaders,  gathered 
for  the  Fourth  Annual  Membership  Dinner 
of  the  Greater  Boston  Chapter,  Brandeis 
University  Associates,  were  toM  that  al- 
though the  University's  continuance  is  as- 
sured  their   support   is  still   greatly   needed. 

The  dinner  was  held  in  the  main  ball- 
room of  the  Hotel  Statler  in  December. 
Harold    Sherman    Goldberg    presided. 

Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar,  president  of  the 
University.  George  Alpert,  chairman  of  the 
Brandeis  Board  of  Trustees,  Milton  Kahn, 
national  chairman  of  the  Associates.  Natalie 
Litvich,  first  president  of  the  Brandeis 
Alumni  Association,  and  Edward  Weeks, 
editor  of  Atlantic  Monthly,  addressed  the 
members  and  guests  who  overflowed  the 
huge  ballroom. 

Hailing  the  magnificent  contribution  to 
the  growth  of  Brandeis  made  by  Associates 
throughout   the   nation,   Dr.   Sachar  said: 

"Brandeis  University  no  longer  stands  on 
a  trembling  foundation  —  its  continuance 
as  an  educational  institution  has  now  been 
assured.  There  was  a  time  in  the  Univer- 
sity's short  history  when  we  stood  daily  on 
the  brink  of  disaster.  We  knew  that  if  sup- 
port had  not  continued  to  come  in  from 
our  friends  across  the  country  our  existence 
was  imperiled.  The  University  is  now 
confident  of  the  continued  support  of  its 
friends. " 

Said  Trustee  Chairman  Alpert: 

"Although  the  University's  continuance 
is  assured,  its  financial  foundation  is  not 
yet  firm.  It  has  been  claimed  that  a  Univer- 
sity's greatness  can  be  measured  by  the 
size  of  its  deficit.  If  that  is  so.  then  we  may 
proudly  number  Brandeis  among  the  great- 
est institutions  in  this  land.  Support  is 
still  very  much  needed." 


GREATER  BOSTOX  CHAPTER  DIWER  .  .  .  Among  the  une  thousand  persons  attending 
the  Fourth  Annual  Membership  Dinner  of  the  Greater  Boston  Chapter.  Brandeis  L'niversity 
Associates,  were,  left  to  right,  standing.  Dudley  Kimball.  University  trustee;  Harold  Sherman 
Goldberg,  dinner  chairman;  Hyman  Cohen,  chapter  president;  Milton  Kahn.  national  chairman 
of  the  Associates;  and  Meyer  Jaffe.  University  trustee.  Seated,  left  to  right.  George  .41  perl, 
chairman.  University  Board  of  Trustees;  Edward  Weeks,  editor  of  .Atlantic  Monthly  and 
guest  speaker;  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar,  president  of  the  University. 

National  Women's  Conunitlee  Report  Shows 
New   Program   Intensifies    Chapter    Effort 

SUPER  SODA  .  .  .  One  of  the  most  popular 
places  on  campus  is  the  B-Hive.  new 
snack  bar  in  The  Castle.  Here  Frances 
Shapiro.  Class  of  '53.  is  shown  sipping  an 
outsize  soda  —  a  token  of  the  prize  given 
her  for  naming  the  new  facility  in  a  contest 
held  for  students. 

(continued  from  page  10) 
them  in  reorganizing  the  chapter  ajid  in 
the  selection  of  a  new  slate  of  officers.  The 
new  officers:  Mrs.  Jacob  Breslaw,  president; 
Mrs.  George  Marcus,  Mrs.  Walter  Cross, 
vice  presidents;  Mrs.  Albert  Freedman,  re- 
cording secretary;  Mrs.  Louis  Cohen,  corre- 
sponding secretary;  Mrs.  Hyman  Sacharoff. 

YONKERS  — Mrs.  Harry  Michaels,  na- 
tional organization  chairman  from  Boston. 
Mrs.  Lois  Kramer,  national  vice  president 
from  Providence,  R.  I.,  Mrs.  Daniel  Linden- 
baum,  national  board  member  from  New 
York  (!ity.  Mrs.  Isa  Gruskin,  national  board 
member  from  New  London,  Conn.,  and  Dr. 
Miriam  Freund,  national  board  member 
from  New  York  City,  attended  a  series  of 
membership   teas   held   in   Y'onkers. 


DAYTON — -The  new  chapter  here,  or- 
ganized by  Lucille  Meyers  of  Cincinnati, 
has  named  the  following  officers:  Mrs.  Max- 
well F.  Ettlinger,  president;  Mrs.  Maurice 
Linden  Mrs.  William  Levin,  vice  presidents; 
Mrs.  Herman  Russ,  treasurer.  Following  a 
visit  by  Mr.  Berger  this  chapter  reported 
a  membership  of  80  with  a  goal  of  300  set. 

CINCINNATI  —  Fourteen  new  life  mem- 
bers were  secured  at  a  life  membership 
meeting  held  at  the  home  of  Mrs.  Edward 
Kuhn.  Eighty  women  were  present  to  hear 
George  Alpert,  chairman  of  the  University's 
Board    of    Trustees,    speak    February    5. 

COLUMBUS  — Mrs.  William  Wasser- 
slrom,  president,  reported  57  new  annual 
members  and  14  new  life  members  were 
registered  following  a  talk  by  Mr.  Berger. 
The  chapter  reports  a  total  membership  of 
more  than  600  of  which  more  than  100  are 
life  members. 

Rhodf'    iNlaiid 

NEWPORT  — Mrs.  Samuel  Alofsin  pre- 
sided over  a  recent  meeting  which  featured 
a  spirited  question  period  which  followed 
a  talk  by  E.  M.  Gilbert,  director  of  the 
University's  Office  of  Public  Affairs, 

PROVIDENCE  — Three  new  life  mend)ers 
and  24  annual  members  were  added  to  the 
roster  here  after  a  talk  by  Dr.  Coser  before 
200  women. 


D.ALL.AS  —  This  new  chapter,  organized 
by  Mrs.  Eli  Goldstein,  national  board  mem- 
ber of  San  .Antonio,  named  the  following 
officers:  Mrs.  Helman  Rosenthal  and  Mr.s. 
Jacob  Feldman.  chairmen  pro  teni. 


MEMPHIS  —  Six  new  life  members  were 
recorded  at  a  life  membership  tea  given 
at  the  home  of  Mrs.  M.  H.  Grenauer.  Mrs. 
.\brams  addressed  the  group  which  num- 
bered about  3.S. 

NASHVILLE  — ■  The  Community  Council 
has  granted  permission  for  the  organization 
of  a  chapter  here. 




Thirteen  groups  active  in  behalf  of  Bran- 
ileis  University  held  meetings  in  nine  states 
recently  to  assist  in  the  dynamic  growth 
of  the  University. 

Buffalo.    .\'.V. 

On  December  28,  a  dinner  meeting  honor- 
ing Dr.  Ahram  L.  Sachar.  president  of  the 
University,  was  given  by  the  Buffalo  Chapter 
of   the   Brandeis  University  Associates. 

At  the  meeting.  Chairman  Edward 
Kavinoky  announced  that  eight  new  life 
memberships  in  the  Associates  were  vol- 
unteered. Life  memberships  are  $2,000 
each.  Over  74  associate  memberships  at 
$100  per  year  and  four  full  tuition  scholar- 
ships at  .f600  a  year  each,  were  also 

Irving  Levick,  chapter  vice  president  was 
assistant  chairman  of  the  dinner  meeting 
and  Hyman  Lefcowitz  and  Mrs.  Michael 
Cohen   were   co-chairmen    of   arrangements. 

St.    Louis,    Mo. 

The  St.  Louis  Chapter  of  the  Associates 
held  a  meeting  which  resulted  in  $18,400 
being  reported  in  new  memberships  and 
renewal  of  old  memberships. 

The  report  showed  46  new  annual  mem- 
bers taken  in  and  138  renewals.  The  chapter 
held  a  committee  lunch  for  the  raising  of 
capital  gift  fund  monies  under  the  chair- 
manship of  I.  E.  Goldstein.  Dr.  Sachar  was 
guest  speaker. 

Houston,    Texas 

The  Houston  Chapter  of  the  Associates 
came  into  being  at  a  meeting  at  the  West- 
wood  Country  Club.  George  Alpert,  chair- 
man of  the  Brandeis  University  Board  of 
Trustees,  was  the  speaker.  Irvin  Shlenker 
was  chairman  of  the  organization  dinner. 

Philadolpbia.   Penna. 

The  Philadelphia  Chapter  of  the  Brandeis 
University  Associates  held  a  music  festival 
and  dinner  in  the  Bellevue-Stratford  Hotel 
honoring  Frederic  R.  Mann,  commissioner 
of  the  Philadelphia  Department  of  Rec- 
reation and  president  of  the  Robin  Hood 
Dell  which  he  founded. 

Mr.  Mann  was  presented  with  a  certificate 
as  newly  elected  Fellow  of  the  University 
for  his  contributions  to  the  cultural  and 
musical  life  of  the  community.  The  pre- 
sentation  was  made   by   President  Sachar. 

At  the  festival  the  Robin  Hood  Dell 
orchestra  was  conducted  by  Leonard  Bern- 
stein, director  of  the  University's  Festival 
of  the  Creative  Arts  and  professor  of  music 
at  Brandeis. 

Eight  hundred  persons  prominent  in  civic, 
educational  and  political  affairs  attending 
the  festival-dinner  heard  three  of  Mr. 
Mann's  proteges  —  Elaine  Malbin,  soprano; 
Jerry  Lowenthal,  pianist;  and  Hyman  Bress, 

Bernard  G.  Segal,  chancellor  of  the 
Philadelphia  Bar  Association,  was  chairman. 
Mayor  Joseph  S.  Clark,  Jr.,  was  a  guest. 

San    Antonio,    Texas 

The  "foster  alumni"  in  San  Antonio  held 
an  organization-dinner  meeting  at  Northview 
Country  Club  in  mid-January.  Mr.  Alpert 
was  guest  speaker. 

Members  of  the  dinner  committee  were 
P'rank  Falkstein,  Jake  Karotkin,  Bill  Atler. 
Herman  Brenner,  Dan  Oppenheimer,  Lou 
Scharlack,  Israel  Silber,  Eph  Charnisky, 
Frank  Lichstenstein.  Adolph  Vogel,  Danny 
Dreeben.  Robert  S.  Kaufman,  Henry  Cohen 
and  Eli  Goldstein. 

f'hieago.    III. 

Two  hundred  and  twenty-tive  "foster 
alumni"  heard  the  Most  Rev.  Bernard  J. 
.Shell,  senior  auxiliary  bishop  of  the  (!atholic 
archdiocese  of  Chicago,  welcome  Brandeis 
University  into  the  family  of  American 
universities  as  the  first  institution  of  its 
kind  founded  by  the  Jewish  people,  at  a 
meeting  of  the  Chicago  Chapter  of  the 

Sharing  speaking  honors  with  Bishop 
Shell  were  Dr.  Saohar  and  Athletic  Director 
Benny  Friedman. 

Co-chairmen  of  the  dinner  were  George 
Gaber,     Oscar    Getz    and     Maurice     Rieger. 

C  i  n  e  i  n  n  a  t  i .    4>  ii  i  o 

Mr.  Alpert  addressed  the  Cincinnati 
Chapter  at  the  Losantiville  Country  Club, 
January  29.  General  chairman  of  the  meet- 
ing was  Nathan  Solinger.  Benjamin  S.  Katz 
and   Philip  Meyers  were  assistant  chairmen. 

Neiv   York,   A'.Y. 

Herman  A.  Katz,  vice  president  of  the 
Jacob  Ruppert  Brewery,  served  as  host  at 
a  luncheon  to  the  Brandeis  University 
Beverage  Committee  at  the  brewery.  Many 
outstanding  leaders  in  the  beverage  industry 
attended  the  event. 

Guest  speakers  lauded  Mr.  Katz's  activities 
in  behalf  of  Brandeis  and  hailed  him  as  a 
leader    in    humanitarian    movements. 

Speakers  included  Harold  L.  Renfield, 
William  Hodes,  Rabbi  Simon  Langer,  Fred 
Linder,  president  of  Rupperts,  and  Rabbi 
Joel  S.  Geffen,  director  of  the  Department 
of  Field  Activities  and  Community  Services 
of   the   Jewish   Theological   .Seminary. 

Tulsa,    Oklahoma 

As.sociates  of  the  Tulsa  Chapter  held  a 
fund-raising  dinner  at  the  Mayo  Hotel  and 
heard  Dr.  Sachar  report  on  recent  progress 
of  the  University.  L.  P.  Meyers  was  chair- 
man of  the  affair.  Tulsa  has  the  honor  of 
being  the  community  where  the  Associates 
program   was  launched. 

Albany,    N.¥. 

Dr.  Sachar  was  principal  speaker  at  a 
meeting  sponsored  by  the  Albany  Chapter 
of  the  Associates.  The  meeting  was  held  at 
the   DeWitt    Clinton    Hotel    in    January. 

.Samuel  E.  Aronwitz,  Albany  attorney, 
was  chairman  for  the  meeting.  Committee 
members  included  Richard  Levi,  Sidney  R. 

Xew  Student  ITiiiou 
Building  IJnder%%'ay: 
Slated  for  Fall  Vise 

Work  has  begun  on  the  beautiful  Student 
Union  Building  at  Brandeis  University,  ac- 
cording to  an  announcement  made  by  Meyer 
Jaffe,  chairman  of  the  Board  of  Trustees' 
Building   Committee. 

The  new  building, 
located  in  Hamilton 
Quadrangle,  will  coji-      ^^««  ^ 

form  in  design  to  the      ^|^^  ^^'    '^ 
modern      architecture      ^^^4     jt— 
of    other     facilities 

Scheduled    for    use 

next    September,    the  ,,  ,    „ 

c.    J      .     TT    •  Merer  Jiifje 

new     Student     Union  " 

Building  will  be  a  two-story  edifice.  Present 
plans  call  for  the  ground  floor  to  house 
the  main  dining  room,  refrigeration  areas, 
a  large  bakery,  several  kitchens,  food  stor- 
age  compartments   and   the   stewards   office. 

Recreation,  dining  and  office  facilities  are 
scheduled  to  take  up  the  second  floor.  Out- 
standing feature  of  the  building  will  be 
the  second-floor  lounge  with  a  fireplace  and 
a  large  Hoor-to-ceiling  glass  wall  which  will 
overlook  a   front   patio   and   a  circular   imul. 

On  the  second  floor,  the  new  building  uill 
include  a  private  dining  room,  large  recrr.i 
tion  room  which  may  be  divided  into  offices 
for  student  organizations,  a  music  room,  and 
a  faculty  dining  room. 

Nathan,  Joseph  Wander,  Dr.  Morris  Alpert, 
Dr.  Nathan  Fradkin  and   Myron  .S.  Strasser. 

Nen-    London,    Conn. 

The  New  London  Chapter  of  the  National 
Women's  Committee  for  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity gave  a  membership  tea.  Mrs.  Harry  L. 
Michaels,  honorary  vice  president  of  the 
national  group,  was  guest  speaker. 

Clevelanfl.    Ohio 

The  Cleveland  Chapter  cf  the  Associates 
held  a  fund-raising  dinner  at  the  Oakwood 
Country  Club  with  Benny  Friedman  and 
Dr.  Sachar  as  guest  speakers.  Chairman 
Ben  D.  Zevin,  President  of  the  World  Book 
Corporation,  called  a  luncheon  for  top 
community  leaders  before  the  dinner. 

Chieago.    III. 

The  Friends  of  Brandeis  University  in 
the  Liquor  Industry  of  Chicago  held  an  As- 
sociates membership  dinner  for  150  persons. 

Memphis,    Tenn. 

Emanuel  Gilbert,  director  of  the  Univer- 
sity's Office  of  Public  Affairs,  was  guest 
speaker  at  the  Third  Annual  Meeting  of  the 
Memphis  Chapter  of  the  Associates  late  in 
January.   Abe  Waldauer  was  chairman. 


BALTIMORE,  Ml).  .  .  The  Baltimore  Chapter  of  the  National  Women's  Committee  of  Brandeis 
University  recently  sponsored  a  lecture  series  at  the  Phoenix  Club.  Planning  the  lecture  series 
were  Mrs.  Elsie  F.  Herman,  chairman,  and  Mesdames  I.  B.  Terrell.  I.  E.  Rosenhloom.  Henry 
Rogers.  Iriing  Grant,  .ihraham  ^hau\  Israel  Goldman.  Leon  Ginsherg.  Henry  Oppenheinier. 
Harry  Coplan  and  .'■Samuel  R.  Pines.  The  opening  lecture.  ".Ambassadors  of  Culture."  was  given 
by  Dr.  Malcolm  Moos,  adviser  to  the  Fulbright  Scholarship  students  at  Johns  Hopkins  University. 
Other  participants  were  Dr.  G.  Wilson  Shaffer,  dean  of  faculty.  Johns  Hopkins  University :  Dr. 
Jacob  E.  Finesinger.  professor  of  psychiatry.  University  of  Maryland  Medical  School:  and  Rahhi 
Theodore  Gordon,  head  of  Hillel  Foundation.  Univer.nty  of  Pennsylvania. 

BOSTON,  MASS.  .  .  Leonard  Bernstein,  director  of  Brandeis  University's  Festival  of 
the  Creative  Arts  and  professor  of  nmsie,  recently  received  a  silver  bowl  for  cultural 
achievement  before  500  persons  attending  a  dinner  at  Temple  Israel  Meeting  House. 
The  bowl  was  presented  to  the  composer-conductor  by  the  Brotherhood  of  Temple 

DURHAM,  N.  H.  .  .  Dr.  David  L.  Falkdff.  visiting  assistant  professor  of  physics  at  Brandeis 
University  and  assoriated  with  the  Lincoln  Laboratory.  Massachusetts  Institute  of  Technology, 
gave  one  of  four  ten-minute  papers  recently  at  the  American  Physical  Society's  meeting  for 
New  England  at  the  University  of  New  Hampshire.  Dr.  FalkotTs  paper  dealt  with  "Onantum 
Mechanical  Methods  in  Classical  Physics." 

CLEVELAND.  OHIO  .  .  The  Jeirish  Communitr  Centers  of  Cleveland  and  the  Cleve- 
land (Chapter  «/  the  IS'atiiinal  II  Dnien's  (Committee  of  Brandeis  University  met  in  joint 
session  to  honor  Mitchell  .Siporin.  assistant  professor  of  fine  arts  and  artist-in-resi- 
dence  at  Brandeis.  Preceding  the  meeting,  Mr.  Siporin  held  a  one-man  e.xhihition  of 
some  of  his  paintings.  The  shotting  itas  one  of  a  series  of  exhibitions  in  several  parts 
of  the  United  Slates  ....  ALB.4I\Y ,  I\.  Y,  .  .  Dr.  Robert  A.  Thornton,  associate  professor 
of  physics  at  the  University,  was  honored  at  a  luncheon  given  by  the  Albany  Chapter  of  the 
National  Women  s  Committee  recently.  Mrs.  Murray  Dorkin,  president  of  the  chapter,  presided. 

CAMBRIDGE,  MASS.  .  .  Dr.  Albert  Kelner,  assistant  professor  of  biolog)-  at  the  University, 
recently  gave  a  talk  on  his  research  before  the  Northeast  Branch  of  the  Society  of  American 
Bacteriologists  meeting  at  Massachusetts  Institute  of  Technology.  Dr.  Kelner,  nationally  known 
research  biologist  now  conducting  experiments  in  photoreactivation  under  a  three-year  research 
grant  awarded  by  the  National  Cancer  Institute  of  the  National  Institutes  of  Health,  U.S.  Public 
Health  Service,  spoke  on  "The  Effect  of  Ultraviolet  and  Photoreactivating  Light  on  .Nucleic 
Acid  Synthesis  in  Escherichia  Coli."  ....  BUFF.4LO,  IS.  Y.  .  .  .4l  a  recent  meeting  of  the 
Buffalo  Chapter  of  the  National  If  omen's  Committee  of  Brandeis  University.  Dr. 
Robert  Thornton  iias  guest  speaker.  Prior  to  the  meeting  Mrs.  Harold  Ehrlich,  then 
president,  arranged  for  Dr.  Thornton  to  lunch  with  the  guidance  counsellors  from 
all  the  High  Schools  in  Buffalo, 

PHIL.4DELPHI.4,  P.4.  .  .  When  the  Botany  Department  of  the  University  of  Pennsyhania 
held  a  botany  seminar  program  recently,  it  invited  Dr.  .Albert  Kelner  of  the  University  to  give 
a  lecture  on  the  "Studies  on  Photoreactivation."  ....  WALTHAM,  MASS.  .  .  Plans  have 
been  announced  at  the  University  to  carry,  for  the  tirst  time,  the  story  of  Brandeis  to  Canada. 
According  to  the  announcement,  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar,  president  of  the  University,  will  go  to 
Montreal  in  niid-.\pril  where  he  will  speak  before  a  group  of  Canadians  interested  in  the 
growth  of  Brandeis.  Co-chairmen  of  the  meeting  are  Philip  F.  Vineberg.  Horace  R.  Cohen  and 
Samuel  Moskovitch.  This  extension  of  the  story  of  Brandeis  into  Canada  is  in  keeping  with  the 
tradition  of  the  University's  dynamic  growth.  At  present  there  are  several  students  registered 
at  the  University  from  Canada. 

Greater  Boston  Women's 
Chapter  Highlights  Tea 
With  Talk  by  Lemer 

WOMEXS  COMMITTEE  TEA  .  .  .  Shown 
itith  Dr.  Max  Lerner.  chairman  of  the 
Brandeis  University  Graduate  School  of 
Arts  and  Sciences,  at  the  Fourth  .Annual 
Membership  Tea  of  the  Greater  Boston 
Chapter.  Sational  Women's  Committee  of 
the  University,  are.  left  to  right.  .Mrs.  Her- 
man Mintz.  chapter  president,  and  Mrs. 
Aaron  Thurman.  program  chairman. 

Pride  of  achievement  and  the  need  to 
continue  its  outstanding  work  in  behalf 
of  Brandeis  University  keynoted  a  talk 
made  by  Mrs.  Herman  Mintz,  president  of 
the  Greater  Boston  Chapter.  National 
Women's  Committee  of  Brandeis  University, 
at  that  organization's  Fourth  .\nnual  Mem- 
bership Tea  held  in  December. 

Guest  speaker  at  the  tea,  held  in  the  Louis 
XIV  Ballroom  of  the  Hotel  Somerset  in 
Boston,  was  Dr.  .Max  Lerner,  chairman  of 
the  Brandeis  University  Graduate  School  of 
Arts  and  Sciences  and  professor  of  American 
civilization  and  institutions.  He  spoke  on 
the  present  cold  war  and  saw  it  lasting  for 
another  generation. 

Mrs.  Aaron  Thurman,  program  chairman 
of  the  tea.  also  spoke  at  the  meeting. 

In  her  address,  Mrs.  Mintz  told  the 
capacity  crowd,  which  numbered  approxi- 
mately 900,  that  the  work  of  the  organiza- 
tion now  has  shown  visual  results  in  the 
graduation  of  the  tirst  class  from  the  Uni- 
versity. She  spoke  of  the  pride  the  Greater 
Boston  Chapter  holds  that  the  University 
library,  sponsored  by  the  National  Women's 
Conunittee,    has    done    its   work    well. 

"We  can  now  look  at  the  library  itself  and 
view  it  with  pride.  I  am  sure  you  will  be 
proud  and  spiritually  moved  for  having 
shared  in  the  miracle  of  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity and  its  library.  We  share  in  this  pride 


Sixty  of  the  101  men  and  women  who 
received  the  first  degrees  ever  conferred 
by  Brandeis  University  returned  to  the 
campus,  November  1,  to  celebrate  their  first 

The  celebration  (see  page  1)  was  marked 
with  a  bonfire  rally,  naming  a  Homecoming 
Queen,  Judith  White,  Class  of  '56,  and 
a  downtown  Waltham  parade. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

Diana  Laskin,  Class  of  '52,  who  !s 
doing  graduate  work  in  psychology  at 
llie  University  of  Kansas,  has  received 
an  appointment  as  research  assistant 
at  the  Menninger  Clinic  in  Topeka, 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

The  Rustcrajt  Publishing  Company  of 
Boston,  Mass.,  has  published  a  poem  by 
Mrs.  Acker,  Class  »/  '52.  The 
publishing  of  the  poem  marks  the  first 
venture  into  print  by  Mrs.  Acker.  .She  is  the 
former  Phylis  Levens. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

More  reports  on  Brandeis-men-in-service 
have  come  to  the  University.  Larry  Nicrosh, 
"52,  has  reported  to  the  Officers  Candidate 
School  at  Newport,  Rhode  Island.  Burton 
Berinsky,  '52,  reported  to  the  Army  at 
Fort  Devens,  Mass.,  January  16.  Barry  New- 
man, '52,  has  been  accepted  by  the  Army 
band  at  Fort  Jackson,  S.C.  Bob  Robinson, 
.52,  is  in  ordnance  training  at  the  Aber 
deen  Proving  Grounds  in  Maryland. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

Joan  Biller,  Class  of  '53,  has  an- 
nounced her  engagement  to  Paul  Lev- 
enson,  alumnus  and  life  member  of 
llie  Brandeis  University  Associates.  Mr. 
Levenson  is  now  attending  the  Yale 
Law  School. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

Also  engaged  are  Ruth  Shiller,  "53.  to 
Alex  Banks,  '52  and  now  a  graduate  stu 
dent  at  Massachusetts  Institute  of  Technolo 
gy;  Audrey  Wine,  '52,  to  Carl  Werner,  '52 
and  now  at  Boston  University  Medical 
School:  Diane  Raphael,  "5.3  to  Paul  Gold- 
stein, '52  and  now  at  the  University  of 
Pennsylvania  Dental   School. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

Marriage  announcements  included  Carol 
Schwartz,  Class  of  '53  to  Pete  Kessner, 
Class  of  '52,  and  Chris  Larsen,  former 
Brandeis  student,  to  Lenny  Van  Gaasbeek, 
an  alumnus.  Mr.  Kessner  is  now  at  the 
Harvard  Graduate  School  of  Business  .idmin- 
istration.  Lt.  Van  Gaasbeek,  in  the  Marine 
Corps,    is    stationed    at    Quantico,    Virginia. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

The  former  Audrey  Fink,  once  a 
Brandeis  student,  who  married  Arthur 
Sawyer,  Class  of  '52,  announced  the 
birth  of  a  daughter. 


In  order  that  the  great  number  of  friends 
of  the  late  David  K.  Niles  throughout  the 
nation  may  be  given  an  opportunity  to 
honor  his  memory,  a  memorial  fund  bearing 
his  name  has  been 
created  at  Brandeis 

Announcement  of 
the  David  K.  Niles 
Memorial  Fund  was 
made  by  Louis  P. 
Smith,  retired  Boston 
businessman  and  life- 
long friend  of  the 
late  advisor  to 

Mr.  Niles,  former  administrative  assistant 
to  President  Truman  and  to  President 
Franklin  D.  Roosevelt  and  a  trustee  at 
Brandeis,  died  last  September. 

Mrs.  Eleanor  Roosevelt,  a  University 
trustee  and  an  international  figure,  is  hon- 
orary chairman  of  the  fund.  Mr.  Smith  is 
the  active  chairman.  In  announcing  the 
fund  Mr.  Smith  said: 

"A  few  of  us,  after  considerable  deliber- 
ation and  after  consultation  with  his  family, 
have    suggested    the    creation    of    a    David 

Mrs.   Eletmor   Rui>st>vell 
Honorary   Chairman 

K.  Niles  Memorial  Fund  at  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity. This  is  to  provide  assistance  to 
young  people  for  the  development  of  their 
creative  talents  and  to  strengthen  their 
devotion  to  the  cause  of  minority  problems. 
"We  all  feel  keenly  the  untimely  pass- 
ing of  David  Niles.  All  his  modesty  and 
selfles-sness  could  not  hide  the  remarkable 
impact  which  he  had  upon  American  life 
through  the  causes  which  he  served  in  an 
extraordinary  career." 

The  fund  will  be  used  to  subsidize  schol- 
arships,   fellowships,    loans,   lectureships,   re- 
search   in    civil    liberties    and    in    minority 
rights    and    such    re- 
lated  academic   proj-       »-  -  —     > 
ects   which   would 
open     the     doors     of 
opportunity      to      the 
college    generation. 
This    form    of   memo- 
rial    was    chosen     as 
most     appropriate    in 
the   light   of  the   life- 
long   interest    of    Mr. 
Niles    in    young    peo- 
ple and  of  his  wish  to  deepen  their  under- 
standing of  the  tasks  of  good  citizenship. 

Louii  P.  Smith 

Dr.  Waksman,  Nobel  Prize  Winner,  Travels  to 
Sweden  for  Presentation  by  King  Gustaf  VI 

Dr.  Selman  A.  Waksman,  chairman  of  the 
Microbiology  Department  at  Rutgers  Uni- 
versity and  consultant  on  science  at  Brandeis 
University,  was  awarded  the  1952  Nobel 
prize  in  medicine  for  his  worK  in  the  dis- 
covery of  streptomycin. 

He  traveled  to  Europe  to  accept  his 
award  and,  arriving  in  December  at  Stock- 
holm, Sweden,  he  opened  there  the  first 
streptomycin-producing  plant  on  the  con- 
tinent. Prince  Bertil  of  Sweden  and  leading 
government  representatives  attended  the 
opening  of  the  plant. 

Later  in  the  month,  the  brilliant  scientist 
was  given  a  check,  a  golden  plaque  and  an 
illuminated  scroll  recording  the  achieve- 
ment for  which  he  won  the  prize.  The 
presentations  were  made  at  the  Stockholm 
Concert  Hall  by  King  Gustaf  VI. 

Responding  enthusiastically  to  congratu- 
lations extended  by  Brandeis,  Dr.  Waksman 
added  that  he  would  "carry  .  .  .  the  spirit 
of  Brandeis  University  around  the  world." 
He  and  Mrs.  Waksman  proceeded  to  Tokyo 
where  the  Nobel  prize-winner  delivered 
several  addresses  at  Keio  University  and 
at  the  Kitasato  Institute  for  Infectious  Dis- 

OPENS  PL.4.\T...Dr.  Sdman  .4.  i(  uksmun. 
who  was  awarded  the  1952  Nobel  prize  in 
medicine,  opened  the  first  streptomycin-pro- 
ducing plant  in  Europe,  at  Stoikliidni, 
Sweden,  in  December. 

eases  in  connection  with  the  centennial  of 
the  birth  of  the  great  Japanese  bacteriolo- 
gist, Kitasato. 



i  The  growth  of  the  Life  Membership  move- 
jnent  in  the  Brandeis  University  Associates 
Ihas  been  "one  of  the  most  inspirational 
ifevelopments  in  the  University's  history." 
iccording  to  Morris  S.  Shapiro,  national 
life  membership  chairman. 

More  than  184  men  and  women  from  21 
i^tates  covering  all  sections  of  the  nation 
have  contributed  S2.000  each  for  life  mem- 
jbership  in  the  organization  which  acts  as 
|the  "foster  alumni"  to  one  of  the  newest 
iuniversities  on  the  .American  scene.  The 
amount  raised,  just  over  S368.000,  is  paid 
into  the  general  fund  of  the  University. 

The  money  raised  by  life  membership  dues 
in  the  Association  is  one  of  the  vital  links 
in  the  span  that  bridges  the  gap  between 
University  income  and  expenditures. 

The  life  membership  movement  was  first 
suggested  by  Willy  Nordwind  of  Chicago 
who  subsequently  became  the  first  life 
member  of  the  Brandeis  Association. 

Commenting  on  the  importance  of  life 
imemberships  to  the  University  at  this  time. 
I  Mr.  Shapiro  said: 

I     "It    would    be   nearly    impossible    to    over- 
I  emphasize   the    importance   of   life    member- 
Iship  dues  to  the   growth  of  Brandeis  today. 
I  Life  memberships  are  needed  now. 
j      "One  life  membership  today  is  worth  ten 

such  memberships  given  at  some  future  date 

when   the    University   has   had   the   years   to 
!  become  more  firmly  entrenched." 

The  complete  list  of  life  members  of  the 

Brandeis  University  Associates  as  this  issue 

goes  to  press  follows: 


Beverly  Hills  -  I.  C.  Gordean. 
Los   Angeles  -   Leo   Hartfield,  David   Tan- 
nenbaum,  Justin  G.  Turner,  Maurice  Turner. 
San  Diego  -  Morrie  S.  Kraus. 


Hartford    -    Isadore    E.    Bassevitch,    Louis 

Morganstern,    Barney    Rapaport.    Samuel    A. 

Shulansky,    Julius    B.    Schatz    and     Arthur 


East  Hartford  -  Abraham  L  Savin. 


Miami  Beach  -  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Fred  Binder, 
Morris  Fruman,  David  Provus. 


Chicago  -  Maxwell  Abbell,  Milton  Henry 
Callner,  David  Druckerman,  Max  Gerber. 
Marshall  Goldberg,  Harry  L  Hoffman. 
Arthur  Lanski,  Henry  Lava,  Willy  Nord- 
wind, Phil  Sang.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Joseph  M. 
Schatz.  J.  J.  Shelley,  Lee  Shelley,  Saul 
Stuart  Sherman,  Edwin  Silverman,  Louis 
Spatz,  Isaac  Wagner,  Joseph  T.  Weiss,  Harry 
L.  Beck,  George  Bernstein,  Seymour  Bern- 
stein, Milton  M.  Friedman.  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Albert  A.  Horwitch.  Morris  Rosenthal,  Harry 
Salk,  Morton  Weinress,  Howard  Wolfson. 
Highland  Park  -  Perry  Cohen. 

East  Chicago  -  Max  E.  Podell. 


Louisville  -  Leo  Weinberger. 


Baltimore  -  Sol  Schwaber. 

Bethesda  -  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Harry  Brodie. 


Allston  -  Robert  M.  Lehner,  Oscar  Sterman. 
Beverly  -  Nathan  Cohen. 
Boston  -  Richard  Adelman,  James  J.  .^xel- 
rod,  Philip  H.  Bernstein,  Samuel  Bornstein, 
Max  Feldberg,  Morris  Feldberg,  Archie 
Kaplan,  .\braham  I.  Kaye,  Sidney  L.  Kaye, 
George  Kopelman,  Joseph  M.  Linsey,  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  Maurice  H.  Saval,  J.  W.  Shoul. 
A.  M.  Sonnabend.  Robert  R.  Yusen,  Jacob 
A.  Slosberg. 

Brighton  -  Paul  T.  Smith. 
Brockton  -  Max  Wind. 
Brookline  -  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Jack  G.  Herman, 
Edward  E.  Cohen,  Edward  Goldstein,  Joseph 
J.     Gottlieb,     Reuben     B.     Gryzmish,     Louis 
Isenberg,      Milton      Kahn,      Miah      Marcus, 
Richard    Marcus,     Mr.     and     Mrs.     Herman 
Vershbow,  Albert  H.  Wechsler. 
Cambridge  -  Mr.   and   Mrs.   Morey   Hirsch, 
Albert  M.  Slater. 
Chestnut  Hill  -  Dr.  Max  Ritvo. 
Clinton  -  Bernard  Marglin. 
Hyde  Park  -  Matthew  Berman. 
Lynn   -   Samuel    Breitnian,    Robert    Lunder. 
Morris  Simons. 

Marblehead     -     Theodore     Poland,     John 

Mattapan  -  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Frank  Casty. 
New  Bedford  -  Abram  J.  Freedman. 
Newton    -    Theodore    Berenson,    David    W. 
Bernstein,   Eliot   Bernstein,  Maurice  J.  Bern- 
stein, Hyman  M.   Cohen,  Kivie  Kaplan,  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  Meyer  Saxe,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Nathan 
Schwartz,  Morris  S.  Shapiro. 
Peabody    -    William    L.   Abramowitz,    Max 
Kirstein,  Max  Korn. 

Salem  -  Max  H.  Baker,  Paul  Levenson. 
Saugus  -  Henry  T.  Gibbs. 
Swampscott  -  Abraham  S.  Burg,  Harold  I. 
Cohen,     Harry     Cohen,     Charles     Labovitz. 
Abram  N.  Lisson,  Nathan  R.  Melen,  Harry 
Remis,  Louis  Zaiger. 


St.    Louis    -    Harry    Edison,    David    Wohl. 
Kansas  City  -  Milton  W.  Feld. 


Las  Vegas  -  Jacob  Kozloff. 

New  Jersey 

Secaucus  -  Fred  Rothschild. 
Trenton  -  Robert  Marcus. 

Xew   Hampshire 

Manchester  -  Samuel   G.   Camann,   Henry 
R.   Silver,   Morris   Silver,   Louis   H.   Salvage. 

(continued  on  page  16) 

Benny  Friedman  Cited 
For  Football  "Firsts" 
In  Collier's  Article 

The  man  who  molded  the  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity football  squad  into  one  of  the  strong- 
est small  college  teams  in  New  England 
in  two  short  years.  Coach  Benny  Friedman, 
has  been  dubbed  one  of  the  six  men  re- 
sponsible for  major  developments  in  modern 
football  by  Red  Grange,  the  "Gallopin" 
Ghost"   of  Illinois  in  the  Roaring  Twenties. 

Wrote  Grange  in  a  Colliers  Magazine 

"In  my  opinion,  the  major  developments 
in  the  evolution  of  modern  football  can  be 
traced  to  the  influence  of  six  men:  Presi- 
dent Theodore  Roosevelt,  Walter  Camp, 
Glenn  S.  Warner,  Knute  Rockne,  Benny 
Friedman  and  George  Halas. 

"The  man  who  first  jolted  the  defense 
out  of  the  stereotyped,  unimaginative  sev- 
en-man line  —  and  thus  injected  thinking 
into  defensive  strategy  —  was  Benny 

"Friedman  was  the  first  quarterback  to 
recognize  the  potentialities  of  the  pass  as  a 
touchdown  weapon  on  a  par  with  the  run- 
ning  play." 

In  his  article.  Grange  went  on  to  describe 
how  Friedman's  passing  strategy  opened  up 
an   entire   new   field   of   "thinking"    football. 

"It  was  Friedman's  imaginative  passing 
strategy  that  unlocked  the  coaches"  thinking. 

"Naturally  enough,  this  revolution  in  de- 
fensive thinking  forced  the  offensive  strat- 
egists to  more  imaginative  maneuvers. 
Finally,  George  Halas'  Chicago  Bears  per- 
fected the  trademark  of  modern  offen.sive 
football  —  the   man-in-motion   T-formation." 

HOLD  IT  LIKE  THIS  .  .  .  Brandeis  Coach 
Benny  Friedman,  left,  shows  his  star  passer. 
Jim  Stehlin.  Class  of  '55,  some  of  the  fine 
points  of  ball  handling.  Coach  Friedman 
was  rated  one  of  the  six  men  responsible 
for  major  developments  in  modern  football 
by  the  famed  Red  Grange  of  the  University 
of    Illinois. 



Construction  of  a  terrarium  by  Brandeis 
University  has  been  made  possible  by  means 
of  a  generous  gift  in  memory  of  the  late 
Samuel  J.  Brown  of  Baltimore,  it  was 
announced  by  Dr. 
Abram  L.  Sachar, 
University  president. 

Two  separate  green-       ^HrlW  >^^  "^^ 
house  sections  will  be       ^H   ^ 
housed  in  this  impor-       ^^ 
tant    addition    to    the 
imposing  list   of  new 
buildings     rising     on 
the    University's 

One  of  the  greenhouse  sections  will  be 
operated  under  temperate  growing  condi- 
tions: the  other  will  simulate  tropical  clima- 
tic conditions.  Both  will  be  used  in 
conjunction  with  the  study  of  plant 

The  terrarium,  in  addition,  will  contain  a 
fully-equipped  laboratory  which  will  be  used 
for  study  and  research  in  genetics  and 

Because  of  the  climatic  conditions  which  be  maintained,  the  terrarium  will  con- 
tain a  boiler  room  and  other  work  rooms. 

The  late  Mr.  Brown,  whose  memory  will 
be  honored  by  the  new  editice,  served  as 
president  of  the  David  Brown  Shoe  Company 

from  19.39  until  his  death  in  1947. 

The  gift  to  Brandeis  was  received  from  his 
widow.  Mrs.  Samuel  J.  Brown  of  Baltimore. 

Mr.  Brown  was  a  member  of  the  Board 
of  the  Hebrew  Free  Loan  Association,  and 
the  Woodholm  Country  Club. 

In  discussing  plans  for  the  proposed  ter- 
rarium. Dr.  Sachar  pointed  out  that  the 
project  would  greatly  stimulate  the  students' 
interest  in  botany: 

"It  will  permit  them  to  witness  the  year- 
'round  growing  and  llowering  of  plants,"  he 
declared,  "rather  than  relegating  them  to 
the  studying  of  dried-up  herbarium  specimens. 

"In  the  study  of  plant  physiology,  students 
will  be  enabled  to  perform  experiments  on 
growing  plants  and  thereby  to  study  the  ef- 
fects of  vitamins,  minerals  and  hormones 
on  plants." 

Situated  in  a  gentle  valley  near  the  foot 
of  the  University  campu.s,  the  Brown  Ter- 
rarium will  be  conveniently  adjacent  to  Ford 
and  Sydeman  Halls  and  thus  to  the  extensive 
Brandeis  science  facilities.  Beyond  the  curve 
of  the  winding  road  which  will  pass  the 
Terrarium's  door  are  units  of  Ridgewood 
Quadrangle,  men's  dormitory. 

For  the  faculty,  the  terrarium  will  provide 
an  opportunity  to  study  morphogenesis  in 
plants  and  to  conduct  other  related  research 
projects  in  growth  and  differentiation. 


(continued  from  page  15) 

New  York 

Albany  -  Samuel  E.  Aronowitz. 

Buffalo  -  Michael  M.  Cohn,  Irving  Levick, 
D.  Sloan  Hurwitz,  Arnold  Jacobowitz,  Edward 
H.  Kavinoky,  Hyman  Lefcowitz,  Mrs.  Belle 
W.  Victor,  David  A.  Teichman. 

Grossincer  -  Jennie  Grossinger. 

New  York  City  -  Jay  Culhane,  Samuel 
Feldman,  Master  Paul  D.  Greenfield,  Wil- 
liam Heller,  Joseph  Henschel,  Charles 
Komar,  Otto  E.  Kraus,  Hyman  J.  Ross, 
Barney  Rubin. 

Niagara  Falls  -  Samuel  S.  Carl. 


Bono  -  Mrs.  Herman  Wiener. 

Cleveland   -   Williard   P.   Livingston,   Wil- 
liam Lipman, 
Columbus  -  Jack  Segal  Resler. 

Toledo  -  Jerry  I.  Baron,  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Abraham  Eiser,  Martin  Wiener. 


Tulsa  -  Raymond  F.  Kravis,  Julius  Living- 
ston, Alex  Singer,  Dr.  Irving  Webber. 


Duquesne  -  Harry  and  Joseph  Softer. 

Pittsburgh  -  Samuel  M.  Goldberg,  Nathan- 
iel P.  Kann,  A.  Lichtenstul,  Maurice  Mar- 
cus, Joseph  A.  Shenkan,  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Mendell  E.  Solomon,  Sam  Beckerman. 

Rhode  Island 

Providence  -  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Benjamin  R. 
Albert,  Henry  Hassenfeld,  Alfred  Spear. 


Dallas  -  Al  Meyers,  I.  Zesmer. 
Houston  -  Mose  M.  Feld. 
San  Antonio  -  Jake  and  Joe  Karotkin. 

Rutland  -  William  I.  Ginsburg. 

Distriet  of  4'olumbia 

Washington  -  M.  ('..  Handleman.  Garfield 
I.  Kass. 


Milwaukee  -  Max  Karger,  Ben  E.  Nickoll, 
S.  H.  Pokrass,  Judd  Post,  Benjamin  F. 
Salzstein,  Harry  L.  Epstein,  Abner  E.  Kops, 
Charles  Lubotsky,  Ben  Marcus,  John  Ruppa. 

C.  Allen  Harlan 

Detroit  Contractor's 
Scholarship  Gift  is 
Brotherhood  Symbol 

A  $5000  scholarship  fund  symbolizing 
Brotherhood  Week  was  established  thi> 
month  at  Brandeis  University  in  Walthani. 
Mass.,  by  a  Protestant  Detroit  businessman 
who  came  to  learn  —  the  hard  way  —  the 
value  of  a  college  education. 

C.  Allen  Harlan,  prominent  Detroit  elec- 
trical contractor,  has  never  forgotten  thi- 
difficulties  he  encountered  as  a  pennile.^~ 
young  student,  struggling  to  complete  his 

Now  that  his  financial  worries  are  over. 
Mr.  Harlan  is  easing  the  way  for  hundreds 
of  impoverished  young  people  through  schol- 
arship funds  established  at  half-a-dozen 
colleges  and  universities.  To  date  he  has 
given  away  several  hundred  scholarships. 

One  of  life's  greatest  pleasures  for  him 
now,  he  claims,  is  reading  the  glowing  let- 
ters which  come  to  him  from  the  many  stu- 
dents he's  enabling  to  get  a  college  degree. 

His  latest  goodwill  gesture  is  the  $5000i 
gift  to  Brandeis  University  —  opened  in 
1948  as  the  nation's  first  nonsectarian  uni- 
versity to  be  established  by  the  American 
Jewish  community. 

"I  established  a  scholarship  fund  at  Bran- 
deis University  on  behalf  of  Brotherhood 
Week,"  Mr.  Harlan  declared,  "and  I'm 
putting  no  restrictions  on  this  gift.  I  want 
the  scholarships  to  go  to  boys  and  girls  who. 
need  the  aid." 



June  14 

Festival  of  the  Creative  Arts 

June  16-21 



The  play  —  "The  Scapegoat"  —  written  by  John  F.  Matthews,  visiting  lecturer  in 
theatre  arts  at  Brandeis  University,  was  given  February  19  through  February  21  by 
the  University  Dramatic  Group  at  George  Washington  University  in  Washington,  D.C. 
The  play,  which  won  the  Arts  of  the  Theatre  Foundation  Award  in  1949,  is  derived 
from  "The  Trial"  by  Franz  Kafka. 

It  happened  on  the  Marcus  Playing  Field  during  the  football  season  when  the 
Brandeis  University  Judges  were  playing  the  Wayne  University  eleven  from  Detroit, 
Mich.  It  was  an  important  game.  Tension  was  high.  L.  B.  Richman,  a  fast  Wayne  back, 
broke  loose  for  a  long  run  and  just  as  it  looked  as  though  he  were  free,  Dick  Grant, 
Brandeis  freshman,  brought  him  down.  A  student  announcer  on  the  public  address 
system  with  a  keen  sense  of  historical  perspective  announced  it  as  "Grant  takes 

Erwin  Bodky,  assistant  professor  and  research  associate  in  music  at  the  University, 
was  recently  appointed  music  director  of  the  newly  formed  Cambridge,  Mass.,  Society 
for  Early  Music.  Professor  Bodky  is  a  noted  harpsichordist. 

Louis  Kronenberger,  visiting  lecturer  in  the  dramatic  arts  at  Brandeis,  has  been 
appointed  editor-in-chief  of  Dodd,  Mead's  Best  Play  series  as  the  first  step  in  a 
complete  reorganization  of  the  famous  series  which  covers  the  American  theatre, 
season  by  season.  Mr.  Kronenberger,  well  known  as  an  anthologist,  author  and 
drama  critic,  has  been  drama  editor  of  Time  for  15  years  and  served  the  newspaper 
PM  for  eight  years.  His  most  recent  book  is  "The  Thread  of  Laughter",  a  book  on 

Mrs.  Elizabeth  Savage,  wife  of  Thomas  L.  Savage  who  is  a  successful  novelist  and 
assistant  professor  of  English  at  the  University,  has  had  her  first  submitted  story 
published  in  the  Saturday  Evening  Post.  The  mother  of  three  small  children  does 
her  writing  very  early  in  the  morning  when  the  house  is  quiet.  Her  story:  "Bitter 
Christmas".  Mrs.  Savage  admits  she  benefited  during  the  writing  from  her  husband's 
experience  but  that  he  was  as  severe  in  his  criticism  of  her  as  he  was  of  his  students 
in  freshman  composition  and  advanced  creative  writing. 

Dr.  Robert  Alan  Manners,  assistant  professor  of  anthropology  on  the  Samuel  Rubin 
Foundation,    has   been   elected   a    Fellow   of  the   American   Anthropology  Association. 

Donald  Simmons,  18-year-old  Brandeis  freshman,  spoke  for  the  promotion  of  political 
ethics  when  he  appeared  on  the  student  panel  at  the  weekly  New  York  Times  Youth 
Forum  recently  in  New  York  City.  Guest  of  the  panel  was  former  Governor  Ellis  G. 
Arnall  of  Georgia. 


George  Alpert,  Chairman 
Joseph  F.  Fokd.  Treasurer 
Norman  S.  Rabb,  Secretary 
Hannah  ^  .  Abrams 
James  J.  Axelrod 
Meyer  Jaffe 
Dudley  Kimball 
Adele  Rosenwalp  Levy 
isador  lubln 
Joseph  M.  Proskaler 
Israel  Rocosln 
Lleanor  Roosevelt 
Jacob  Shapiro 
Morris  S.  Shapiro  Ullman 

President  of  the  L  niversitv 
Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar 

Honorary  Chairman,  Fellous  oj  the  I'nii  ersity 
Hon.  Herbert  H.  Lehman 

Chairman,  Fellous  of  the  Uniiersitr 
Frank  L.  Weil 

I'resideut.  National  U omen  s  Commitee 
Mrs.  Irving  Abrams 

National  Chairman.  Brandeis  Associates 
Milton  Kahn 

Chairman,  Brandeis  Athletic  Association 
Joseph  Ltn'sey 

Chairman,  Friends  of  the  School  of  Creatiie  Arts 
Daniel  Weisberg 



The  Board  of  Trastees 

George  Alpert,  Chairman 
Joseph  F.  Ford,  Treasurer 
Norman  S.  Rabb,  Secretary 
Hannah  W.  Abrams 
James  J.  Axelrod 
Meyer  Jaffe 
Dudley  Kimball 
Adele  Rosenwald  Levy 
Isador  Lubin 
Joseph  M.  Proskauer 
Israel  Rocosin 
Eleanor  Roosevelt 
Jacob  Shapiro 
Morris  S.  Shapiro 
Adolph  Ullman 

Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar 
President  of  the  University 

Hon.  Herbert  H.  Lehman 
Honorary  Chairman, 
Fellows  of  the  University 

Frank  L.  Weil 


Fellows  of  the  University 

Mrs.  Irving  Abrams 


National  Women's  Committee 

Milton  Kahn 
National  Chairman, 
Brandeis  Associates 

Joseph  Linsey 


Brandeis  Athletic  Association 

Daniel  Weisberc 


Friends  of  the  School  of  Creative  Arts 


Bluoprints  with  \%'ings 

Commeneement  ...  and  a  Fe!«tival 


Students  from  Afar     ... 

Bfews  of  the  Univer.sitv 


iimide  bach  cover 

on  the  COVER:  Symbolizing  ihe  exlennive 
coiislruclion  program  on  campus  is  the  huge 
crane  towering  above  men  al  work  on  ihe 
new  Student  Union  Building.  Another  unit  of 
Hamilton  Quadrangle.  Ihe  building  is  slated 
for  use  next   September. 

Commencement,  1953 

Much  of  the  excitement  attendant  upon  last  year's  Commencement 
Week  and  its  accompanying  Festival  of  Creative  Arts  was  due  to 
the  fait  that  they  were  heing  held  for  the  first  time.  Thi<  year, 
however,  the  interest  which  ahounds  is  the  tribute  paid  to  a  young 
veteran  in  the  educational  field  —  a  University  which,  though  new, 
has  a  background  of  tradition  and  whose  promise  for  the  future 
remains  as  great. 

vol..  II.  no.  6  may,    1953 

Official  Publication  of  Brandeis  University,  published  10  times  a  vear  (twice  in  October  and 
Marrli  and  once  in  April.  May,  June.  July,  August  and  Septentber)  at  Brandeis  University,  415 
Soulli   Street,   Wallbam   51,   Mass.   Entered  as  second  class  matter  at  the   Post  Ortice  in   Boston,   Mass. 

Plblisiied  by  Office  of  Public  Affairs 
Editor:    Nanette   H.    Bernstein  Photographs   by    Ralph   Norman 

MEYER   JAFFE,   Chairman 
Trustees'    Building   Committee 

with  Wings 

Xhe  gentleman  from  Dallas  was  astounded. 

"I  can't  believe  it."  he  said.  "I  see  it.  I  know  it"s  true.  But 
I  can"t  believe  it."' 

The  incredulous  gentleman  had  reference  to  the  physical 
appearance  of  the  rolling  Brandeis  University  campus. 

"It's  only  three  years,"  he  kept  repeating.  ''Just  three  short 
years  since  last  I  was  here.  Imagine!" 

Three  years?  Make  it  one.  A  few  months.  Overnight. 

It's  like  an  overnight  transformation  .  .  .  this  architectural 
expansion  of  Brandeis. 

Fn  E  YEARS  ago,  there  were  100  acres  —  rolling  and  wooded 
—  eight  buildings  —  constricted  and  outmoded. 

Flash  along  with  the  builders:  September.  1948  .  .  .  and  re- 
construction of  the  Castle,  ^^'oodrulT  Hall,  Smith  Hall  and  Ford 
Hall  ...  all  are  completed. 

The  imposing,  buttressed  Castle  had  previously  served  as  a  - 
classroom  building.  But  for  Brandeis  purposes,  it  was  necessary  to 
revamj)    completely    its    interior,    that    it    might   house   sleeping 
rooms,    student    dining    room,    health   office    and    Usen    Commons 

Smith  Hall,  an  attractive,  gabled  dormitory  for  \\omen,  was 
ingeniously  contrived  by  joining  two  surplus  army  buildings. 

Ford  Hall  originally  had  been  a  classroom  building.  And, 
after  extensive  alteration  and  modernization,  it  was  revitalized 
into  the  new  university's  largest  classroom  facility. 

From  a  private  home  located  on  the  campus,  the  contractors 
evolved  the  handsome,  white  brick  administration  building.  And, 
last  June,  this  was  given  the  name  of  Woodruff  Hall. 

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Unit  of  R'°y 




C/ossrooms  and   Laboratories 

CHEf^      Reinfeld  Anne- 

Jjv  1949.  bulldozers  and  steanishovels  had  become  a  jiernia- 
neiit  part  of  the  campus  scene. 

Construction  was  proceeding  so  rapidly,  mortar  and  steel 
began  to  look  like  something  one  could  whip  into  a  building 
with  the  left  hand  .  .  . 

Not  at  all  I 

The  planning  and  urging,  the  familiar  sweat  and  tears  which 
nurture  all  great  dreams,  went  into  these,  too. 

Brandeis  blueprints  had  wings  largely  because  a  small  group 
was  putting  its  heart  and  soul  into  making  them  th . 

For.  the  transformation  which  transfixes  all  returning  visitors 
—  whether  from  Dallas  or  nearby  Boston  —  is  due  to  the  zealous 
efforts  of  Meyer  Jaffe.  Chairman  of  the  Building  Committee  of  the 
Board  of  Trustees,  and  the  memiiers  of  his  Committee. 

They  took  upon  themselves  a  great  responsibility.  And  the 
great  credit,  too.  which  has  since  accrued,  should  be  theirs. 

The  University's  astounding  rate  of  physical  development 
stands  as  a  tribute  to  Jaffe"s  oft-repeated  conviction  .  .  .  every 
contribution  earmarked  for  building  purposes  must  yield  the 
greatest  ])0ssible  return  in  building  achievement. 

Long  range  jdanning  has  been  res|)oiisible  for  the  implemen- 
tation of  a  building  schedule  rarely  witnessed  in  the  annals  of 
American  higher  education  .  .  . 

OEPTEMBER.  1949.  and  an  adroit  utilization  of  a  courtyard  in 
Ford  Hall  transformed  it  into  Seifer  Hall,  impressive  auditorium 
seating  500. 

Located  behind  the  Castle,  and  constructed  along  the  same 
Gothic  lines,  was  another  building  slated  for  extensive  renovation 
and  conversion.  This.  too.  was  completed  by  September.  1949. 
and  the  dormitory  facilities  provided  were  named  Schwartz  Hall. 

All  five  units  of  Ridgewood  Quadrangle  were  finished  in  the 
fall  of  1950.  These  were  the  first  buildings  to  be  completed  as 
envisioned  by  the  famous  Finnish  architect.  Eero  Saarinen. 

The  Ridgewood  Quadrangle  buildings,  providing  dormitory 
facilities  for  161  male  students,  are  known  as  Rosen  Hall.  Ridge- 
wood B.  Fruchtman  Hall.  Danciger  Hall  and  Emerman  Hall. 

In  SEPTEMBER.  195L  the  Varsity  Field,  seating  10.000.  was 
completed  and  marked  the  scene  of  Brandeis  University's  first 
venture  into  collegiate  sports. 

Sydeman  Hall,  finished  the  same  month,  provided  a  two- 
story  wing  adjoining  Ford  Hall  and  housing  the  greater  part  of 
the  physical  science  classroom  facilities. 

Regarded  as  one  of  the  most  modern  college  dormitory 
buildings  in  the  country,  the  first  iniit  of  Hamilton  Quadrangle 
was  completed  in  January.  1952. 

And  the  first  unit  in  the  School  of  Creative  Arts,  the  I'llman 


Amphitheatre  was  dedicated  last  June,  an  honor  to  the  cultural 
vision  of  a  Boston  industrialist. 

Occupying  three  acres  of  laud,  this  outdoor  theatre  is 
formed  from  a  natural  bowl  that  cuts  into  a  gentle  hill  facing  the 
campus  grape  arbor.  Since  it  was  erected,  it  has  been  the  scene 
for  many  events  of  artistic  significance. 

In  December  of  1952,  by  means  of  a  two-story  wing,  Wood- 
ruff Hall  was  expanded  to  provide  sorely-needed  administrative 
space.  The  new  wing  was  named  for  Tamra  Lou  Woodruff. 

At  this  time,  too,  Reinfeld  Hall  was  completed,  adding  science 
classrooms  and  laboratory  facilities. 

LjAST  APRIL  saw  completion  of  the  Abraham  Shapiro  Athletic 
Center,  a  magnificent  memorial  to  the  humanitarian  whose  name 
it  bears.  Its  many  unique  features  make  it  one  of  the  most  modern 
buildings  of  its  kind  in  the  East. 

Back  in  1948,  the  contractors  tackled  a  picturesque  barn 
fashioned  of  native  rock  and  fieldstone. 

Wisely,  they  refrained  from  marring  its  gabled,  red-shingled 
roof  or  its  ivy-covered  walls.  But,  by  September  of  that  year,  a 
capacious  wing  had  been  added  to  provide  the  necessary  stack 
space  to  accommodate  the  tremendous  growth  of  the  heart  of  the 
University  —  its  Library. 

Continuing  their  support  of  the  Library,  the  National  Wom- 
en's Committee  will  provide  by  next  September,  a  three-story 

Slated  for  use  next  September,  also,  is  the  new  Student  LInion 
Building  in  the  Hamilton  Quadrangle,  to  be  followed  in  two 
months  by  a  women's  dormitory  with  36  rooms  accommodating 
72  students. 

It  has  been  a  two-fold  building  program  that  Meyer  Jaffe 
and  his  Building  Committee,  comprising  George  Alpert  and  Jack 
Sha])iro,  have  supervised: 

On  the  one  hand,  the  renovating  and  reconstructing  of  exist- 
ing facilities  in  order  that  they  might  be  salvaged  for  Brandeis 

And,  at  the  same  time,  the  erecting  of  completely  new  Iniild- 
ings  planned  for  the  campus  as  it  ultimately  would  be  .  .  .  system- 
atic, functional  and  attuned  to  dynamic  living. 

Altogether  —  reading  down  the  left-hand  side  of  the  ledger 
—  a  total  of  more  than  three  million  dollars  has  thus  far  been 
spent  on  the  Brandeis  building  program  since  the  steam  shovel 
first  broke  ground  back  in  1918. 

And  —  reading  down  the  right-hand  side  of  the  ledger  — 
are  the  buildings  ^nd  facilities,  themselves  .  .  .  handsome,  ultra- 
modern, built  to  service  one  of  the  newest  and  most  progressive 
universities  in  the  land. 



B/jf  B^^  tjiu^' 

Just   Dedicated 


Sen.  Paul  H.  Douglas 


.''THING  OF  BEAlTv"'  in  any  season,  ihc  Brancleis  University  campus  is  displaying 
its  loveliest  mantle  for  the  croxsiiing  of  tiic  school  year:  (lommencement. 

The  sweeping  acreage  is  covered  uith  fresh  green.  And  flowers  make  Matisse-like 
splashes  of  color,  marking  the  mood  for  the  second  annual  Festival  of  Creative  Arts  which 
u  ill  lie  held  in  conjunction  with  the  Commencement  exercises. 

A  full  week's  festivities  has  been  planned,  opening  June  10.  The  events  are  individually 
exciting  and,  taken  together,  offer  a  rare  excursion  into  the  world  of  the  arts. 

This  year,  voung  Brandeis  University  will  graduate  its  second  class  and  the  109  students 
\wll  receive  their  coveted  sheepskins  on  June  1  1.  U.S.  Senator  Paul  H.  Douglas  will  deliver 
the  Conmiencement  address. 

The  Festival,  again  under  the  direction  of  Leonard  Bernstein,  noted  conductor-composer 
and  Brandeis  faculty  member,  will  devote  itself  to  "The  Comic  Spirit,""  exploring  its  joyous 
theme  in  all  forms  of  art. 

Cultural  events,  crowding  five  days  and  nights,  will  display  every  facet  of  art's  capacity 
.  .  .  o])era.  dance,  theatre,  symposiums,  painting,  poetry,  the  cinema. 

Adding  still  further  to  the  gala  proceedings  of  Commencement  \^  eek  will  be  meetings, 
workshops,  banquets,  held  on  campus  by  the  National  \^'omen's  Committee,  Brandeis  Associ- 
ates, Friends  of  the  School  of  Creative  Arts.  Brandeis  Honor  Society,  Trustees,  Fellows, 
Alumni,  and  scores  of  others  organized  in  the  interests  of  the  University. 

The  campus  is  a  microcosm  where  anyone  is  likely  to  find  anyone:  Famous  actors  .  .  . 
University  trustees  .  .  .  opera  stars  .  .  .  distinguished  critics  .  .  .  '"foster  alumni""  .  .  .  applicants 
for  admission  to  the  Class  of  '57  .  .  .  lovers  of  fine  arts  .  .  .  parents  from  far-flung  cities  .  .  . 

A  NOTABLE  EVENT  to  be  featured  in  this  year"s  Creative  Arts  Festival  will  he  the 
American  premiere  of  a  celebrated  comic  opera  which  created  a  furor  at  its  opening  in  Paris 
.  .  .  "Les  Mamelles  de  Tiresias."'  by  Francis  Poulenc. 

It  will  be  produced  by  the  Lemonade  0\icra  Company  of  New  York,  conducted  by  Mr. 
Bernstein  and  directed  by  Max  Leavitt.  Phyllis  Curtin.  Boston  soprano  and  Brandeis  instructor, 
will  sing  the  lead. 

Morton  Gould's  exciting  new  "Concerto  for  Taji  Dancer  and  Orchestra""  will  be  pre- 
sented with  Dannv  Daniels  featured. 

and  a  Festival 

Leonard  Bernstein 

Raoul  Pene  duBois  of  "Wonderful  Town"  fame  has  designed  the  sets  and  costumes  for 
liolh  opera  and  dance. 

Another  Festival  highlight  will  lie  the  world  premiere  of  '"The  Inlernalional  Set." 
sparkling  new  comedy  by  Louis  Kronenberger,  drama  critic  for  Time  magazine  and  a  member 
of  the  Brandeis  faculty. 

Eric  Bentlev.  New  Republic  critic  and  direclnr  of  last  season's  ''Right  You  Are"  for 
Theatre  Guild,  is  directing  the  Festival  play.  Fdna  Best  will  assume  the  leading  role. 

The  cast  will  include  Felicia  Montealegre.  who  scored  a  success  in  the  (Jity  Cenler 
production  of  "Merchant  of  Venice,"  and  Mildred  Dunnock,  one  of  the  leads  in  "Death 
of  a  Salesman." 

With  "The  Comic  Spirit"  as  motif,  a  series  of  four  major  art  exhibitions  has  been 
arranged  by  Mitchell  Siporin,  Brandeis  artist  in  residence. 

Louis  Untermeyer,  renowned  poet-anthologist,  will  act  as  moderator  for  a  gathering 
including  David  McCord  of  the  New  Yorker,  Ludwig  Lewisohn,  and  others  who  will  read 
selections  and  discuss  the  importance  of  light  verse  in  contemjiorary  literature. 

An  evening  devoted  to  "The  Comic  Performer"  will  feature  Fred  Allen,  Irwin  Corey, 
George  Jessel,  Arthur  Kober,  Alice  Pearce.  Jack  Pearl,  S.  J.  Perelman.  Jimmy  Savo  and  others. 

Selected  by  vote  of  movie  critics  throughout  the  nation,  the  10  best  comic  sequences  in 
motion  picture  history  will  be  presented  and  discussed  by  Richard  Griffiths  of  the  New  \ork 
Museum  of  Modern  Art. 

Al  Capp.  creator  of  "Li'l  Abner,"  and  Milton  (^aniff.  originator  of  "Terry  and  the 
Pirates,"  will  discuss  the  development  of  the  comic  strip  as  an  art  form  and  as  a  medium  of 
social  comment. 

Infinite  variety,  urbane  wit  and  solid  craftsmanshi])  —  all  within  an  academic 
framework.  These  are  the  principal  factors  of  the  Commencement  and  Festival  program. 

It  should  prove  a  richly  rewarding  experience  for  the  thousands  who  soon  will  throng 
the  Brandeis  campus. 

(A  full  listing  of  Commencement  and  Festival  eienls  appears  nn  lite  hack  carer.) 




Students   from   Afar 


HAT  THE  PEOPLE  ABROAD  think  of  US,  how  they  compare  the  United  States 
with  their  homeland,  is  of  utmost  importance  to  America,  today. 

Brandeis  University,  closing  the  second  half  of  its  fifth  academic  year,  has  20 
students  registered  from  a  dozen  foreign  countries. 

What  have  they  found  in  our  democracy  and  at  Brandeis?  What  do  they  like 
about  the  United  States  as  compared  with  their  own  countries?  What  do  they  intend 
to  do  upon  graduating  from  Brandeis? 

It  is  noteworthy  that  most  of  the  students  from  afar  who  were  interviewed  on 
campus  have  definite  plans  for  returning  to  their  own  countries  after  completing  their 
education  and  for  using  their  knowledge  for  the  benefit  of  their  homeland. 

Set  down  amidst  a  foreign  (to  them)  country,  their  reactions  to  the  many  new 
customs  have  been  mixed  .  .  .  often  bewilderment,  but  quite  as  often,  delight. 

America's  high  standard  of  living  evoked  the  greatest  praise.  Her  ingenuity  and 
■'know-how"  found  favor  with  those  interested  in  technical  fields. 

As  students,  the  European  visitors  were  impressed  by  the  healthful  program  of 
study,  sports  and  social  life  which  they  found  in  this  country. 

"I  think  it  has  a  great  bearing  on  the  American's  way  of  life  and  thinking,"  one 
commented  thoughtfully. 

A  lass  from  Mexico  was  surprised  to  find  students  here  not  nearly  so  politically 
minded  as  those  back  home. 

The  American  "success  credo"  found  approval  .  .  .  and  disapproval. 

On  the  whole,  disagreements  with  the  American  way  of  life  were  minor  and 
surprisingly  sparse. 

All  had  found  much  which  impressed  them  greatly.  And  all  were  of  one  accord 
in  their  glowing  description  of  the  friendliness  and  welcome  extended  to  them  by  the 
people  in  the  United  States  and  by  Brandeis  University. 

Born  in  Cairo,  Egypt,  Nadav  Safran,  Class  of  '54,  came  to  Brandeis  from  Israel 
after  spending  five  years  in  the  Underground  and  two  years  in  the  Army. 

"I  am  much  impressed  with  the  standard  of  living  in  America,"  he  said.  "As  for 
education  —  it  is  wonderful  to  see  the  number  of  opportunities  for  learning  which  exist 
even  for  people  without  means." 

Nadav  is  majoring  in  international  politics  and  would  like  to  go  on  to  a  graduate 
school  of  law  and  diplomacy  after  graduating  from  Brandeis,  in  preparation  for  a 
diplomatic  career  with  the  State  of  Israel  either  in  Western  Europe  or  America. 

In  love  with  Mexico,  but  interested  in  the  United  States,  Anna  Balicka,  Class  of 
'56,  doesn't  like  TV,  chewing  gum  or  chlorophyll,  but  is  impressed  with  the  American 
way  of  life. 

"I  like  music  and  dancing  and  I  love  Mexico,"  she  explained.  "But  I  am  greatly 
impressed  by  the  drive  for  success  and  the  terrific  competitive  spirit  in  the  life  of 
Americans  which  you  do  not  find  in  Mexico." 

Miss  Balicka  makes  her  residence  in  Mexico  City  which,  to  her,  is  comparable  to  no 
other  city  in  the  world.  The  vivacious,  young  student  from  south  of  the  border  intends  to 
return  to  Mexico  when  she  graduates  from  Brandeis.  * 

Marc  Wiesenfeld,  Class  of  '55,  came  to  Brandeis  University  from  Paris,  France,  with 
a  lot  of  unanswered  questions  and  the  Voice  of  America  still  ringing  in  his  ears. 

"One  thing  my  friends  and  I  wanted  to  know  was,  did  everyone  over  here  have  a 
refrigerator,  a  telephone,  and  all  those  luxuries?"  he  smiled. 

"The  thing  here  in  America,"  the  student  said,  "is  the  standard  love  for  the  country 
as  a  whole  and  the  united  way  of  thinking.  I  am  most  impressed,"  he  added,  "by  the 
manner  in  which  sports,  social  life  and  study  are  combined  in  school  life  in  the  United 
States.  Abroad,  it  is  all  study." 

Marc  intends  to  enter  law  school  after  graduating  from  Brandeis.  His  hobby  is  drama 
in  all  its  phases.  ^ 

Joyce  Louter,  Class  of  '53,  is  a  native  of  Montreal,  Canada.  Queried  about 
special  interests,  she  exclaimed:  "At  this  point,  I'm  interested  in  everything!" 

A  frequent  visitor  to  the  United  States  long  before  entering  Brandeis,  she  required 
no  adjusting  to  the  customs  here.  "Canada  and  the  United  States  are  so  similar,"  she 
shrugged,  "to  me,  they  seem  exactly  alike." 

Majoring  in  social  relations,  the  pretty  brunette  plans  to  take  her  master's  degree 
in  social  work.  Then  she  hopes  to  deal  with  some  phase  of  the  juvenile  delinquency 
problem  in  Canada. 

Of  her  days  at  Brandeis,  she  remarked  particularly  the  absence  of  "exclusive 
groups  and  cliques."  Praising  the  spirit  of  good  fellowship  and  friendliness,  "It's  been 
grand!"  she  beamed.  ^ 

A  charming  blonde  from  Finland  who  loves  music  and  modern  dancing.  Sago  Mirjam 
Vuori,  Class  of  '55,  finds  schools  very  different  in  the  United  States: 

"In  Finland,  you  go  to  high  school  —  or  what  they  call  high  school  here  —  for  eight 
years.  And  that  is  equivalent  to  the  junior  year  in  college  here,"  she  explained.  "You  are 
merely  a  pupil  until  you  graduate  from  a  university  and  then  you  become  a  student.  You 
get  a  degree  from  high  school  and  that  is  a  little  more  Ihan  the  high  school  graduate's 
certificate  in  the  United  States,"  she  pointed  out. 

Miss  Vuori  was  educated  in  Finland  until  she  was  16,  when  she  came  to  America, 
entered  Tufts  College,  and  then  transferred  to  Brandeis  University. 


What  determines  a  voter's  vote? 

In  an  efFort  to  determine  why  voters  cast 
their  ballots  as  they  do,  a  group  of  political 
science  students  has  been  working  with 
Laurence  Fuchs,  Brandeis  instructor  in  political 
science,  conducting  an  intensive,  Boston-wide, 
door-to-door  survey. 

The  researchers  plan  to  continue  throughout 
the  summer  and  will  eventually  publish  their 
findings  in  public  opinion  journals. 


Metropolitan  community  leaders  marked  an 
organizational  milestone  with  the  formation, 
last  March,  of  a  New  York  City  Council  for 
Brandeis  University. 

Frank     L.    Weil,    chairman,     Fellows     of 
Brandeis  University,  presided  over  the  gather- 
ing which  was  held  in 
the    Harnionie    Club, 
New  York  City. 

Trustee  Chairman 
George  Alpert,  prin- 
cipal speaker  for  the 
occasion,  recounted 
the  University's  ac- 
complishments, to- 
gether with  details  of 
some  of  its  plans  for- 
activities    and    achieve- 

Frank  L.  Weil 

mulated    for    future 

Announcement  by  Mr.  Weil  that  Isador 
Lubin,  former  U.  S.  Commissioner  of  Labor 
Statistics  and  a  Brandeis  University  trustee, 
had  agreed  to  serve  as  acting  chairman  of 
the  newly-formed  Council  was  enthusiastically 
received  by  the  gathering  of  prominent  civic 

In  explaining  the  purposes  of  the  Council, 
Dr.  Lubin  declared 
that  one  of  its  aims 
would  be  to  develop 
additional  leadership 
for  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity in  New  York  City. 

Plans  were  set  in 
motion  to  obtain  prop- 
er trade  leadership 
and  it  was  proposed 
that    co-chairmen    be 

named  who  will  be  responsible  for  particular 


Others  present  at  the  New  York  organiza- 
tional meeting  were  William  Alpert,  E.  B. 
Berlinrut,  Joseph  Eisner,  Joseph  Getz,  Jack 
Gilbert,  Miss  Susan  Brandeis,  Meyer  Hal- 
perin,  Robert  J.  Marcy,  Jack  Poses,  Harold 
L.  Renfield,  Adolph  Rozenoer,  Morris  Shapiro, 
Alfred  Shapiro,  Louis  SimonofI,  Eugene  Tuck, 
Paul  H.  Sampliner,  Harry  B.  Denner,  Her- 
man A.  Katz,  Herbert  M.  Gortinkle  and  Joseph 
L.  Mailman. 

hador  Lubin 

PLAQUE  UNVEILED  .  .  .  Slmiying  the  bronze  plaque  unveiled  at  the  Abraham  Shapiro  Aihleiii 
Center  dedication  are  (lejt  to  right)  Jacob  Shapiro,  son  of  the  late  humanitarian  for  whom  the 
Center  is  named:  George  Alpert.  chairman.  University  board  of  trustees:  Maurice  J.  Tubin.  jornier , 
Secretary  of  Labor,  and  Dr.  .4bram  L.  Sachar.  University  president. 


More  than  500  friends  of  the  late  Abraham 
Shapiro,  attending  exercises  which  dedicated 
the  Abraham  Shapiro  Athletic  Center,  heard 
the  late  dean  of  the  shoe  and  leather  industry 
eulogized  by  Former  Secretary  of  Lcbor 
Maurice  J.  Tobin.  Brandeis  Trustees  Chair- 
ma.i  George  Alpert.  and  Dr.  Abram  L.  .Sachar. 
Universi.y  president. 

Three  generations  of  the  family  of  the  late 
founding  trustee  were  among  those  present  at 
the  impressive  ceremonies.  They  included 
-Mrs.  Shapiro:  sons,  Jacob,  George,  Sidney 
and  Robert;  four  daughters,  Mrs.  Alice  Dorn, 
Mrs.  Dorothy  Kassel,  Mrs.  Jeannette  Rosen- 
berg  and   Mrs.   Evelyn   Amdorsky;    a   sister. 

Mrs.  Anna  Solomon,  and  some  of  their  chil- 
dren and  other  members  of  the  family. 

Planned  as  a  "living  memorial  to  the  great 
man    whose    name    it    bears,"    the    Abraham  i 
Shapiro   Athletic  Center  is  one  of  the  most  | 
modern  buildings  of  its  kind  in  the  East. 

"Every  time  a  healthy  youngster  develops 
his  physical  prowess  in  this  gymnasium,  it 
will  be  a  prayer  for  Abe  Shapiro."  declared 
Dr.  Sachar  in  a  moving  moment  during  the 

Presiding  over  the  exercises  was  Abe  W. 
Berkowitz,  chairman  of  the  Abraham  Shapiro 
Memorial  Committee. 


Pprlaring  that  "the  name  of  Brandeis  is 
iif  nf  niir  truly  great  names,"  Ir^•ine  Dilliard, 
i-linpuishpri  journalist  who  delivered  the 
third  annual  Louis 
Dembitz  Brandeis 
Memorial  Lecture, 

"1  am  glad  to  he 
here  to  see  with  my 
own  eyes  what  I  have 
heard  so  much  about." 

More  than  5  00 
turned  out  for  the  lec- 
11.  held  recently  in  the  Abraham  Shapiro 
.tlilptic  Center,  first  public-  event  to  take 
I  II  I    there  since  its  dedication. 

When  I  began  to  write  editorials  tweuty- 
II' '  years  ago,"  the  speaker  continued,  "I 
"ik  as  my  guiding  principle  a  thought  from 
i^ine  Brandeis  which  is  good  for  everyone 
II   indispensable  for  the  editor. 

It  is  expressed  in  only  eight  words:  'Your 
[iinion  is  no  better  than  your  information.'" 

Ill  Dig  Dilliiird 

Mr.  Dilliard,  who  is  editorial  page  editor 
of  the  St.  Louis  Post-Dispatch,  is  author  of 
a  book  based  on  the  life  of  the  late  Justice 
Brandeis.  titled,  "Mr.  Justice  Brandeis,  Great 

In  addition,  he  is  author  of  "The  Develop- 
ment of  a  Free  Press  in  Germany."  He  is  a 
lontributor  to  the  (Christian  Science  .Monitor 
and  the  Nation  and  formerly  was  [lolitical 
correspondent  for  the  New  Republic. 

Discussing  "The  .\mprican  Press  Today," 
the  widely-known  journalist  noted  some  "dis- 
graceful lapses"  but  hailed  also  its  "glorious 

"Whatever  its  failings,"  he  stressed,  "the 
American  Press  is  the  best  in  the  world." 

The  Brandeis  Memorial  Lectures,  which 
were  established  in  1951,  commemorate  the 
birthday  of  Louis  Dembitz  Brandeis  for  whom 
the  University  was  named. 

The  first  Memorial  Lecture  was  given  by 
Justice  Felix  Frankfurter.  Justice  William 
0.  Dougas  delivered  the  talk  last  year. 

AH  The  World's  A  Stage'  -  As  Spring  Brings 
Fo  Fore  Student  Dramatic  Productions 

I'liur  major  dramatic  productions  ha\e  been 
nt-cnted  by  Brandeis  L'niversity  students 
111-  -pring,  running  the  gamut  from  Greek 
rai^edy  to  musical  extravaganza. 

\nnually,  the  student  body  of  725  young 
11 II  and  women  devotes  its  spring  attention 
"  llif  world  of  the  theatre  and  the  entire  cam- 

II-  bristles  with  a  back-stage  air. 

Niip    of   the   most    ambitious   undertakings 

III-  -PESon  was  the  Drama  Group's  perform- 
iH  I    of  the  Euripides  tragedy,    'The  Trojan 

.\  iiiiipn." 

Hi,  Charlie,"  annual  student  production 
iiiliated  four  years  ago  as  an  all-male  variety 
linu.  revealed  it.self  this  year  as  a  full-scale 
iii-iral  with  a  co-ed  cast. 

More  formalized  nuisic  and  comedy  ap- 
leared  with  the  presentation  of  "The  Pirates 
f  Penzance."  favorite  Gilbert  and  Sullivan 

Two  performances  were  given  of  the  opera, 
La  Serva  Padrona,"  performed  under  the 
uspices  of  the  School  of  Creative  .Arts. 

This  year,  as  last  year,  the  student  actors 
ind  stage  manager-s  worked  alongside  Broad- 
vay  professionals  engaged  in  jireparation  of 
he  Festivals  June  events. 

DIM  .\0.  .3  spot:  .  .  .  Perched  backstage. 
Marie  Gnntean.  '.5.5.  oj  Beverly  Hills.  Calif.. 
assistant  lighting  manager,  stuilies  her  cue 
sheet  for  spotlight  directions  at  "Hi.  Charlie." 
co-ed  musical  extravaganza.  Majoring  in 
theatre  arts.  Marie  has  her  sights  set  on  be- 
coming a  motion  picture  director-producer. 
Recently  she  directed  a  Brandeis  production 
oj  Molicrc's  "The  Forced  Marriage." 

Mri.  Abraham  Baker 


Pledging  diligent  efforts  toward  continuing 
the  outstanding  record  achieved  by  Greater 
Boston  Chapter.  National  Women's  Committee 
of  Brandeis  University,  the  newly-elected 
president,  Mrs.  Abraham  Baker  of  Quincy, 
was  installed  at  the 
annual  spring  meet- 
ing, held  in  April  on 

.\  dramatic  moment 
in    the     afternoon's 
varied  program  came 
when  the  board   look 
the   occasion    to    pre- 
sent to  Mrs.   Herman 
A.    Mintz,    retiring 
president,    a    gift     in    appreciation    of    her 
noteworthy    service    during    her    two    years' 

The  gift  took  the  form  of  a  special  collec- 
tion of  books  to  be  established  in  the  Brandeis 
University  Library  and  to  be  known  as  the 
"Herman  and  Esther  Mintz  .'special 

Mrs.  Aaron  Thurman  was  program  chair- 
man. Miss  .Arnona  .Marenof,  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity faculty  member,  presented  a  group  of 
Brandeis  students  in  colorful  Israeli  dances 
which  she  had  choreographed.  In  addition, 
two  dance  numbers 
were  presented  by 
Mrs.  Judith  Klausner. 
also  of  the  faculty. 

Other  officers  in- 
stalled are: 

Mmes.  Maxwell 
Cohen,  Milton  Her- 
man, A,  Herbert 
Kahalas,      Harold 

Linsky,  Leon  Margolis  and  David  B.  Stearns, 
vice-presidents;  Mrs.  Milton  Levy,  recording 
secretary;  Mrs.  Joseph  M.  Miller,  correspond- 
ing secretary;  Mrs.  Harry  H.  Harpel,  treas- 
urer; Mrs,  Herbert  Goldberger,  a.ssistant 
treasurer;  Mrs.  William  Glaser,  financial 
secretary;  Mrs.  Milton  Linden,  associate 
financial  secretary;  Mrs.  Irving  .\brams,  Mrs. 
Harry  L.  Michaels  and  Mrs.  Herman  A. 
Mintz,  honorary  directors. 

The  slate  was  presented  by  Mrs.  David  B. 
Stearns,  nominating  chairman. 

A  tour  of  the  University  grounds  and  build- 
ings, followed  by  a  luncheonette,  was  another 
highlight  of  the  annual  meeting's  program. 

Mrs.  Herman  A.  Mintz 

Excitement  crescendos  as  time  nears  for 
Alumni  Reunion,  to  be  staged  on  campus 
from  June  12  to  14. 

New  officers,  recently  elected,  will  he  an- 
nounred  and  many  events  have  been  planned 
In  highlight  this  first  June  reunion  of  the 
first  class  graduated  hy  Brandeis  University 
.  .  .  Class  of  •52. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

From  New  York  comes  word  that  Joan 
Saklad,  '52,  has  received  a  $300  award 
from  llie  Columbia  School  of  Library 
Science.  Helene  Dembitzcr,  '52,  atlend- 
ing  ihc  same  school,  has  accepted  a  posi- 
tion as  children's  librarian  with  the  New 
York  public  library  system  after  grad- 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

PvT.  Stewart  U.  Woi.pert.  '52.  soon  will 
he  rating  salutes.  He's  heen  selected  to  attend 
officer  candidate  school  at  Fort  Benning.  Ga.. 
and  will  emerge  with  a  commission  as  second 
lieutenant  in  the  Medical  Service  Corps. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

Burton  Berinsky,  '52,  thought  he'd  had 
his  fill  of  printers  ink  while  he  served  as 
associate  editor  of  the  Justice,  Brandeis  stu- 
dent publication. 

But  who  gets  his  fill  of  printer's  ink?  Don- 
ning uniform.  Burt  reported  to  the  .irmy  at 
Camp  Polk.  La.  .  .  .  where  they  appointed 
him  co-editor  of  a  newspaper  puhtished  on 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

Dr.  Abraham  H.  Maslow,  associate  pro- 
fessor of  psychology,  has  received  a 
report  from  Kansas  Stale  University  in- 
dicating that  Diane  Laskin  and  Leonard 
Weiner,  both  Brandeis  '52,  are  regarded 
as  among  the  outstanding  first-year  grad- 
uate students  in  psychology. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

A  recent  Brandeis  visitor  was  George 
Peters,  back  from  15  months  in  Korea  where 
he  was  a  member  of  a  Military  Advisory 
Group  teaching  battle  procedure  to  South 
Korean  Army  members. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

Marvin  March,  '52.  now  attending  Yale 
University  School  of  Drama,  is  returning  to 
the  Brandeis  campus  this  June  in  a  profes- 
sional capacity.  He  is  a  production  assistant 
for  the  Festival. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

A  bit  of  a  fanfare  should  herald  this 
announcement:  It's  the  betrothal  of  the 
Alumni  Association  president,  IVatalie 
Litvich,  '52,  to  Elliot  Saltznian,  a  New 
Yorker  now  with  the  Navy  stationed  at 


Teas,  luncheons  and  other  affairs  directed 
towards  drawing  new  members  into  the  ever- 
expanding  roster  of  the  National  Women's 
Committee  have  shared  the  spring  spotlight 
with  the  annual  elections. 

A  highly  gratifying  report  from  Mrs.  Harry 
I,.  Michaels,  national  chairman  of  organiza- 
tion, declares: 

"We  have,  at  the  time  of  this  report,  7fi 
chapters  on  our  roster,  embracing  35,239  an- 
nual members  and  4,311  life  members,  making 
a  grand  total  of  39,550." 

Referring  to  the  program,  newly-instituted 
last  fall,  which  called  for  national  officers  and 
board  members  to  meet  with  the  various  chap- 
ters, Mrs.  Michaels  said: 

"We  are  all  convinced  that  personal  contact 
between  the  national  officers  and  board  mem- 
bers and  the  chapters  is  very  valuable.  When 
the  chapters  are  told  what  is  being  done  in 
other  cities,  their  interest  increases  and  they 
are  ready  to  intensify  their  efforts  in  behalf 
of  their  own  chapters." 

The  following  is  a  list,  by  states,  of  some 
of  the  reports  of  activities  of  the  National 
Women's  Committee: 


SAN  FRANCISCO  —  Mrs.  Edgar  Goldstine 
has  been  elected  president  with  Mrs.  Harold 
Kaufman,  vice-president;  Mrs.  Marshall 
Kuhn,  treasurer.  A  series  of  dessert  luncheons 
was  sponsored  recently,  invitations  being  sent 
to  prospective  members  and  friends. 


HARTFORD  —  Mrs.  Franklin  D.  Roose- 
velt, former  delegate  of  the  United  States 
Mission  to  the  United  Nations  and  a  Brandeis 
University  trustee,  was  speaker  for  a  regional 
meeting  which  was  attended  by  a  record  num- 
ber eager  to   honor  the  distinguished  guest. 


MIAMI  —  A  series  of  successful  member- 
ship teas  was  sponsored  recently,  with  invita- 
tions sent  to  prospective  members.  Mrs.  Ben 
Zion  Ginsburg  is  president,  and  Mrs.  Alex- 
ander Robbins,  overall  membership  chairman. 


LAWRENCE  — Mrs.  .Samuel  Resnik  was 
elected  president,  with  Mrs.  Louis  Bermaii 
and  Mrs.  Carl  Vineglass,  vice-presidents;  Mrs 
Herbert  Alfond,  treasurer.  Installing  office) 
was  Mrs.  Joseph  Goldberg  of  Worcester,  an 
officer  of  the  national  board.  Elliot  Silver- 
stein,  Brandeis  instructor  in  theatre  arts,  was 
guest  speaker. 

NEW  BEDFORD  — Mrs.  Joseph  Jaslo' 
heads  the  new  slate,  with  Mrs.  Joseph  Epstein 
and  Mrs.  Abraham  Portnoy,  vice-presidents; 
Mrs.  Louis  Narva,  treasurer.  Mrs.  Harry  Zeitz, 
first  president,  has  been  named  honorary 

^'ew   Jersey 

NEWARK  —  Dr.  Miriam  Freund.  national 
board  member,  addressed  a  recent  member- 
ship tea  sponsored  by  Essex  County  Chapter. 
Hostess  was  Mrs.  Alfred  Manilet.  Mrs.  Philip 
Levy,  chapter  president,  spoke  at  a  similar 
affair  held  with  Mrs.  Martin  Mack,  hostess, 
and  Mrs.  Samuel  Welsch,  co-hostess. 

TEANECK  —  A  highlight  of  the  season 
was  the  $100  Life  Membership  Luncheon 
sponsored  by  Bergen  County  Chapter,  o£ 
which  Mrs.  Sidney  B.  I^iben  is  president. 

>ew    Vorii 

BUFFALO  —  Newly-elected  president  is 
Mrs.  Michael  M.  Cohn,  with  Mrs.  Heffren  J. 
Cohen  and  Mrs.  Edward  Seeberg.  vice-pres- 
idents; Mrs.  Philip  Wels,  treasurer.  A  lunch- 
eon in  Mrs.  Cohn's  home  honored  the  retiring 
president,  Mrs.  Harold  B.  Ehrlirh. 

BROOKLYN  — Miss  Susan  Brandeis,  na- 
liimal  honorary  president,  addressed  a  mem- 
bership tea  of  this  group  which  is  headed  by 
Mrs.  David  Farber,  president.  A  program  of 
piano  music  was  presented  by  Jo  Kane. 

WESTCHESTER  —  Brandeis  history  and 
background  were  summarized  by  Mrs. 
Emanuel  Gantz  and  Mrs.  Chester  Ross  of 
Harrison  at  a  dessert  tea.  Mrs.  Richard  Flesch 
of  Scarsdale,  president,  greeted  the  guests. 


HILADELPHIA.  PA.  .  .  Temple  Kenesetli  Israel  contiiljuted  1500  carefully  selected  volumes 
wn  its  library  to  the  Brandeis  University  Library.  Arrangements  were  completed  through  Edward 

ater,  well  known   Philadelphia  attorney A  six-session  "Jewish  Book  Forum"  sponsored 

the  Philadelphia  YMHA  featured  at  its  opening  session,  Marie  Syrkin,  Brandeis  University 

jsistant   professor  in  humanities,  discussing  ""The  Jew  in  Modern  American  Literature."  .... 

lORTSMOVTH,  I\.  H.  .  .  Dr.  Eugenia  Hanfnumn.  director  of  the  Brandeis  Pxycftological  Clinic 
III  associate  professor  of  psychology,  was  guest  speaker  for  a  meeting  sponsored  by  Portsmouth 
■riion.  National  Council  of  Jewish  If  omen. 

\LiVI  BE.ACH,  FL.\.  .  .  .\  dinner-niectins  called  in  the  interests  of  Brandeis  University, 
ul  attended  by  leading  professional  and  industrial  men,  was  addressed  by  Dr.  .Abrani 
.Saeliar,  LUii^ersity  president.  (^o-ebairn»en  for  the  affair,  whieli  was  held  at  the 
bitehall  Hotel,  were  .\be  .Sbiflnian  of  Detroit,  Mich.,  Reuben  B.  Gryzniish  and 
.  .S.  Burg,  both  of  Boston,  all  of  whom  served  as  hosts. 

KOOKLII\E,  M.4SS.  .  .  The  opera,  the  suite,  the  sonata  and  the  concerto  grosso  were  subjects 
r  a  series  of  illustrated  lectures  presented  under  the  sponsorship  of  the  Brookline  Library  Music 
<~"i  iation  by  Dr.  Erwin  Bodky,  assistant  Brandeis  professor  and  research  associate  in  music. 

I.EVELAISD,  OHIO  .  .  The  ISatimial  ('oiiiicil  of  Jewish  Women,  at  its  annual  cttnven- 
\on.  announced  that  Sanford  Lakoff  <>/  liayonne.  I\.  J.,  a  Brandeis  University  senior, 
lad  won  third  prize  of  S500  for  his  entry  in  the  (.ouncil's  nation-wide  easay  contest  on 

The  Meaning  of  .Academic  FreedomS''  Students  from  200  colleges  submitted  essays 

.  .  .  LOUISVILLE.  KY'.  .  .  .Members  of  the  Louisville  Chapter  of  Brandeis  University 
^^iiciates.  at  a  meeting  open  also  to  their  wives,  heard  Benny  Friedman.  University  director  of 

'hiclii-s.  outline  future  Brandeis  activities,  both  s<holastic  and  athletic.  Chairman  for  the  meeting 

u^  Ih.  Joseph  M.  Frehling, 

AMUASTER,  P.4.  .  .  A  recent  issue  of  Science,  publication  of  the  American  Association  for  the 
■  Kancement  of  Science,  included  a  paper  on  "Average  Temperatures  As  Affected  by  the  Moon," 
1  Dr.  Robert  L.  Edwards,  Brandeis  University  biology  instructor.  Newsweek  found  the  article 
'\\ ^worthy,  commenting  on  it  in  a  subsequent  issue. 

HH^AGO,  ILL.  .  .  Theodore  R.  MeKeldin,  Governor  of  Maryland,  shared  the  speakers' 
bilCorm  with  Dr.  Saeliar  at  a  dinner  sponsored  by  the  Chieago  Chapter,  Brandeis 
ni\ersity  .\ssoeiates.  Chairman   for   the  event,  which  drew  a  large  attendance  to  the 

oiirad  Hilton  Hotel,  was  Howard  E.  Wolf  son BOSTON,  M.4SS,  .  ,  A  String  Quartet 

1  Richard  If  ernick,  '55.  was  performed  at  a  concert  in  Jordan  Hall  preceding  a  Seic  Engand 
'lli.idlege  Conference  on  creative  arts. 

rf.'O'  YORK,  iV.  Y.  .  .  (Hub  21  was  the  scene  for  Mu  Sigma  Fraternity's  annual  Brandeis  Memo- 
lal  Building  Dinner,  with  Dr.  Sachar  and  Benny  Friedman  as  guests  of  honor.  Heading  the 
iiiiiiiiittee  in  charge  of  the  event  was  Col.  Bernard  Barron,  assisted  by  Ralph  Cbijieroi,  Ralph  D. 
iilc,  William  Dasheff,  Irving  Eisenberg,  Harry  N,  Fain,  Ben  B.  Fink,  William  Heckler,  Nat  Kaplan, 
cii.iiie  Lip|ie,  Bernard  Neibart,  Sydney  Rothenberg,  David  H.  Stemer  and  Maurice  Tiplilz  .... 
,t  lown  Hall,  a  feature  of  a  concert  celebrating  the  10th  anniversary  of  the  Koussevitzky  Music 
iiuiidation.  Inc.,  was  performance  of  ""Symphony  for  Classical  Orchestra,"  composed  by  Harold 
'lia|icro,  Brandeis  University  lecturer.  Present  for  the  concert,  Mr.  Shapero  also  witnessed  the 
taking  of  a  record  of  his  symphony  for  Columbia  Records  by  Leonard  Bernstein  and  the  orchestra. 

$25,000  BEQUESTS  TO 

Brandeis  University  and  Harvard  Univer- 
sity were  named  as  beneficiaries  in  the  will 
of  the  late  Solomon  Agoos  of  Brookline. 
Mass,,  each  receiving  the  sum  of    $25,000. 

Founder  and  ibairman  of  the  board  of  the 
Allied  Ki<l  Company,  Mr.  Agoos  rewarded 
1500  employes  by  enabling  them  to  share  in 
the  business  through  bequests  which  included 
cash  and  stock  in  the  company. 

Mr.  Agoos  left  an  estate  of  approximately 
$1,000,000,  most  of  it  to  be  disbursed  to 
philanthropic  causes.  In  addition  to  bequests 
to  universities,  hospitals  and  other  civic 
causes,  he  bequeathed  many  gifts  to  Boston 

The  gift  bequeathed  to  Brandeis  University, 
undesignated  for  a  specific  purpose,  will  go 
into  the  University's  general  operational 

Reader's  Digest  Buys 
Rights  To  Mew  Novel 
By  Prof.  T.L.  Savage 

With  a  popular  success  assured  in  advatice. 
Prof.  Thomas  L.  Savage's  third  novel  will  be 
published  June  19  by  Simon  &  Schuster. 

Condensation  rights  to  the  book,  titled  ""A 
Bargain  With  God,"  have  just  been  purchased 
by  the  Reader's  Digest  Book  Club  which  will 
publish  it  in  July. 

""Lona  Hanson,"  last  novel  written  by  the 
Brandeis  University 
assistant  professor  of 
English,  was  pur- 
chased  by  Columbia 
Pictures  as  a  starring 
vehicle  for  Rita  Hay- 

Originally   p  u  b  - 
lished    by    Simon    & 
Schuster,  "Lona  Hanson"   later  appeared  in 
a  pocket-size  edition. 

Professor  .Savage's  first  novel,  "'riie  Pass," 
was  published  by  Diiulileday,  Doran  in  1444. 
His  first  published  work,  "The  Bronc-.Slom- 
per,"  appeared  in  Coronet. 

Professor  Savage  has  spoken  before  meet- 
ings of  the  National  Women's  Committee  of 
the  University  throughout  the  <ountry. 

Prof.  T.  L.  Savage 



A  large  number  of  public-spirited  men  and 
women,  gathered  recently  in  the  Delano  Hotel 
at  Miami  Beach.  Fla.,  heard  announcement  of 
benefactions  to  Brandeis  University  totaling 

The  occasion  was  a  dinner-meeting  spon- 
sored by  the  Greater  Miami  Committee  in 
Behalf  of  Brandeis  University. 

David  Phillips  was  chairman  for  the  event 
which  was  addressed  by  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar, 
president  of   the  University. 

Among  the  benefactions  announced  was  a 
gift  of  $10,000  annually  from  Ben  Novack  of 

New  Officers  Elected 
By  Boston  Associates 
At  Annual  Meeting 

Elections  featured  the  annual  spring  break- 
fast-meeting of  Greater  Boston  Chapter, 
Brandeis  University  Associates,  held  recently 
on  campus. 

Elevated  to  the 
presidency  was 
Harold  Sherman 
Goldberg  who  served 
as  chairman  of  the 
chapter's  board  of 

Harold  S.  Goldberg 
Hyman  Cohen,  one 

of  the  founders  of  the  organization   and   its 

president  for  the  past  four  years,  was  named 

honorary    president    in    recognition    of    his 

■"pioneering  efforts  in  behalf  of  the  chapter." 

Other  officers  elected  include  Sidney  L. 
Kaye,  Edward  Goldstein,  Leon  Kowal  and  H. 
Leon  Sharmat,  vice  presidents;  Arnold  Cutler, 
secretary,  and   Dr.  Max  Ritvo,  treasurer. 

Members  of  the  Brandeis  University  basket- 
ball team,  together  with  their  coach,  Harry 
Stein,  were  honored. 

A  gift  was  presented  to  Mr.  Stein  in  appre- 
ciation for  the  excellent  record  established  by 
the  team  during  the  past  season  when  it  won 
13  games  in   a   schedule  of  20. 

The  presentation  was  made  in  behalf  of  the 
chapter  by  Mr.  Kaye  who  was  appointed 
chairman  of  the  fifth  annual  dinner  of  the 
Associates,  to  be  held  in  Decemlier. 

The  new  slate  was  presented  by  Edward 
Goldstein,  nominating  chairman. 

St.  Louis  and  Miami  Beach. 

A  gift  of  810,000  from  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Leon 
Jacobs  of  Miami  Beach  will  be  used  for  a 
lecture  hall  in  memory  of  the  late  Jack  .\blin 
of  the  same  city. 

Two  scholarship  endowment  funds  were 
announced,  one  having  been  created  by  Dr. 
and  Mrs.  Joseph  Weidberg  of  Miami  Beach. 
Dr.  Weidberg,  a  noted  educator,  founded  the 
Oxford  Academy,  Pleasantville,  N.  J. 

The  second  scholarship  fund  was  estab- 
lished by  Mr.  and  Mrs.  .Samuel  Frommer  of 

Mr.  Frommer  also  took  the  occasion  to 
present  his  wife  with  a  membership  in  the 
Associates,  smiling  as  he  explained  that  it  was 
"instead  of  the  orchids"  he  customarily  sent 
her  on  her  birthday,  occurring  at  that  time. 

Among  annual  scholarship  gifts  announced 
was  one  from  B.  F.  Danbaum  of  Miami  Beach. 

An  additional  gift  of  $2,000  was  received 
from  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Samuel  Friedland  of 
Philadelphia  and  Miami  Beach,  who  had 
completed  payment  on  a  large  gift  originally 
made  by  Mr.  Friedland  at  the  time  of  the 
first  meeting  in  Miami,  three  years  ago. 

Announcement  was  made,  also,  of  the 
names  of  numerous  new  Associates  who  joined 
at  this  time  the  University's  "foster  alumni." 

Co-chairmen  for  the  affair  were  Col.  Jacob 
Arvey,  Mrs.  Jack  .Ablin,  Dr.  Joseph  Weidberg, 
Jacob  Sher  and  Harold  Turk. 


One  hundred  fifty  representatives  of  the 
three  major  faiths  attended  an  all-day  Insti- 
tute on  Human  Relations  sponsored  by  the 
League  of  Catholic  Women,  the  United 
Church  Women  of  Massachusetts  and  the 
B'nai  B'rith  Women  of  Massachusetts,  this 
spring  at  Brandeis  University. 

Clarence  Q.  Berger,  executive  assistant  to 
the  president  of  Brandeis  University,  ad- 
dressed a  luncheon  which  highlighted  the 

Workshop  sessions  dealt  with  family  rela- 
tions, education,  employment  relations  and 
community  relations.  The  plenary  session  fea- 
tured panel  presentation  of  the  discussions 
and  group  reports. 

Participants  were  from  more  than  20  com- 
munities in  Massachusetts. 

Brookline  Man  and  Son 
Create  Service  Fund 
To  Assist  Students 

Enabling  worthy  students  to  obtain  financial 
assistance  through  employment  on  campus 
the  Edith  M.  Check  Service  Fund  recentl; 
was  established  at   Brandeis  University. 

Max  M.  Check  and  son.  Isaac  Dean  Check 
both   of   Brookline,   created   the   Fund   as 
memorial   to  their  wife  and  mother. 

Mr.  Max  M.  Check  heads  Edett's,  Inc 
fashionable  Brookline  women's  store.  He  i 
active  in  many  charitable  and  fraternal  or 

.\mong  these  are  the  Hebrew  Home  foi 
Aged,  which  he  serves  as  a  director;  Temph 
Ohabei  Shalom  and  the  Temple  Brotherhood 
Zionist  Organization  of  America,  and  thf 
.American  Jewish  Committee. 

His  son  attends  Browne  and  Nichols  ir 
Cambridge,  where  he  is  a  freshman. 

Saturday  R(>view  Names 
Three  Brandeis  Men 

Three  composers  who  are  members  of  thi 
Brandeis  University  faculty  received  recog- 
nition in  a  recent  issue  of  the  Saturday 
Review  featuring  a  survey  of  creative  achieve' 
ments  of  America's  post-war  generation. 

Selected  as  among  "the  outstanding  new 
talents  that  have  appeared  since  the  war," 
they  are  Harold  Shapero.  lecturer  in  music; 
Irving  Fine,  associate  professor  of  music,  and 
chairman,  School  of  Creative  Arts;  and 
Leonard  Bernstein,  professor  of  music,  and 
director.  Festival  of  Creative  Arts. 



A  $2400  Houghton  Mifflin  Literary  Fellowship  Award  was  won  by  Harold 
Livingston,  Brandeis  student  on  leave  until  September.  Livingston  won  the  award  after 
submitting  to  the  publishers  a  portion  of  his  second  novel,  now  in  progress.  His  debut 
into  the  publishers'  world  was  in  Paris,  1952,  when  "Pilotes  Sans  Visa"  was  issued, 
based  on  his  experiences  as  a  member  of  the  Israeli  Air  Force   .... 

An  article  by  Dr.  Leonard  W.  Levy,  instructor  in  American  civilization  and 
institutions,  was  featured  in  a  recent  issue  of  the  New  Leader.  It  dealt  wi:h  the 
"Separate  but  Equal"  doctrine  as  applied  in  the  Clarendon  Case   .... 

Seldom  has  the  flint-hearted  fraternity  of  the  first  nights  responded  as  enthu- 
siastically as  it  did  to  the  musical  score  composed  for  "Wonderful  Town"  by 
Leonard  Bernstein,  Brandeis  University  professor  of  music  and  director  of  the  Festival 
of  Creative  Arts.  Beaming  with  superlatives,  the  critics  called  Bernstein's  music  for  the 
Broadway  show,  "gay,"  "witty,"  "unhackneyed,"  "melodic  and  modern,"  "fluent," 
"gleaming"  and  "a  major  delight"    .... 

That  special  brand  of  courage  labeled  "sportsmanship"  was  saluted  when 
the  annual  Morris  Sepinuck  Sportsmanship  Award  was  presented  to  Eddie  Mangan- 
iello,  '54,  re-elected  captain  of  Brandeis  University's  football  team  for  next  fall.  Man- 
ganiello  was  chosen  for  the  award  by  the  Sgt.  Milton  L.  Zelmyer  Post  No.  627,  Jewish 
War  Veterans,  because  of  "his  display  of  self-sacrifice"  which  led  the  Judges  to  an 
upset  victory  over  Wayne  University  last  fall   .... 

One  of  the  mysteries  of  centuries  —  the  death  march  of  the  lemmings  — 
will  be  studied  this  summer  by  two  Brandeis  University  biologists.  Dr.  Robert  L. 
Edwards  and  J.  Lockwood  Chamberlin.  Why  the  lemmings,  tiny  mouse-like  Arctic 
creatures,  die  by  the  million  at  the  end  of  four-year  cycles  is  Ihe  question  the  scientists 
will  seek  to  unravel  from  a  22-foot  boat  exploring  Richmond  Gulf,  an  eastern 
extension  of  Canada's  vast  Hudson  Bay.  The  expedition  will  be  sponsored  by  the 
Massachusetts  Zoological  Society. 

Entered  as  Second  Class  Matter  at 
the  Po^-t   Office  at  Boston,  Mass. 

Commencement  Week  Festivities 

Wednesday,  June  10 

4:30  p.m.  Opening  of  Art  Exhiliits  and  Reception  Sponsored 
by  Friends  of  Creative  Arts  -  Abraham  Shapiro 
Athletic  Center. 

6:45  p.m.  Friends  of  Creative  Arts,  Annual  Dinner  - 
Abraham  Shapiro  Athletic  Center. 

9:00  p.m.  Festival  Presentation:  "The  Comic  Performer" 
with  Fred  Allen,  George  Jessel,  Arthur  Kober, 
Alice  Pearee,  S.  J.  Perelman  and  Others. 

Thursday,  June  1 1 

9:00  p.m.  Festival  World  Premiere  Performance:  "The  Inter- 
national Set"  by  Louis  Kronenberger  -  Adolph 
Ullman  Amphitheatre. 

Friday,  June  12 

11:00  a.m.   Festival  Discussion:  "The  Comic  Strip"  by  Al  Capp 

-  Abraham    Shapiro    Athletic    Center. 

12:30   p.m.   National    Associates    Assembly,    Luncheon-Meeting 

-  Usen  Commons  Room. 

2:30  p.m.  Festival  Presentation:  "Classic  Comic  Film  Se- 
quences" -  Abraham  Shapiro  Athletic  Center. 

6:00  p.m.   Brandeis   Honor   Society,    Annua!    Dinner 
Commons  Room. 


Saturday,  June  13 

1 1 :00  a.m.  Baccalaureate  Exercises  -  Nathan  Seifer  Hall. 

12:30  p.m.   Baccalaureate   Luncheon   for   Graduates   and    their 
Guests  -  Smith  Quadrangle. 

1 :00  p.m.   National    Women's    Committee,    Registration     for 
Conference  -  Hamilton  A. 

1 :30  p.m.  Alumni   Association,   Business   Meeting 
Seifer  Hall. 


2:30  p.m.  Festival  Session  on  Poetry:  Louis  Untermeyer, 
David  McCord,  Ludwig  Lewisohn,  and  Others  - 
Abraham  Shapiro  Athletic  Center. 

5:00  p.m.  National  Women's  Committee,  Pre-Conference 
Board  Meeting  and  Dinner  -  Usen  Commons  Room. 

6:00  p.m.  Class  of  '52,  Dinner  -  Main  Dining  Room. 

Fellows  of  University,  Annual  Meeting  -  Abraham 
Shapiro  Athletic  Center. 

9:00  p.m.  Festival  Opera  and  Dance:  "Les  Mamelles  de 
Tiresias"  and  "Concerto  for  Tap  Dancer  and 
Orchestra"  -  Adolph  Ullman  Amphitheatre. 

.Sunday,  June  14 

9:00  a.m.  Board  of  Trustees,  Annual  Meeting  -  Woodruff 

1 1 :00  a.m.     Commencement   Exercises  -  Adolph  Ullman   Am- 

1 :30  p.m.  University  Luncheon  for  Guests  -  Abraham 
Shapiro  Athletic  Center. 

3:00  p.m.  National  Women's  Committee,  Opening  Session  of 
Conference  -  Nathan  Seifer  Hall. 

5:30  p.m.  National  Women's  Committee.  Opening  Banquet 
of  Conference  -  Abraham  Shapiro  Athletic  Center. 

9:00  p.m.  Festival  Opera  and  Dance:  "Les  Mamelles  de 
Tiresias"  and  "Concerto  for  Tap  Dancer  and 
Orchestra"  -  Adolph  Ullman  Amphitheatre. 

1 1 :00   p.m.   National    Women's    Committee,    Birthday    Party   - 
Usen  Commons  Room. 

Monday.  June  15 

9:30  a.m.  National  Women's  Committee,  Workshop  -  Ford 

12:15   p.m.   National   Women's  Committee,  Luncheon  -  Smith 

1 :45  p.m.  National  Women's  Committee,  Workshop  -  Ford 

6:30  p.m.  National  Women's  Committee,  Banquet  -  Abraham 
.Shapiro  Athletic  Center. 

8:30  p.m.  National  Women's  Committee,  Workshop  - 
Aliraham  Shapiro  Athletic  Center. 

Tuesday,  June  16 

9:30  a.m.  National  Women's  Committee,  Workshop  - 
Nathan  .Seifer  Hall. 

12:00   noon   National  Women's  Committee,  Luncheon  -  Presi- 
dent's House. 

2:30  p.m.  National  Women's  Committee,  Tour  of  Library 
and  Campus. 

5:30  p.m.  National  Women's  Committee,  Reception  - 
Abraham  Shapiro  Athletic  Center. 

7:00  p.m.  National  Women's  Committee,  Dinner  -  Abraham 
Shapiro  Athletic  Center. 

Wednesday,  June  17 

9:30  a.m.  National  Women's  Committee,  Panel  Discussion  - 
Nathan  Seifer  Hall. 

12:30   p.m.   National  Women's  Committee,   Luncheon   -  Smith 

1 :30  p.m.  National  Women's  Committee,  Post-Conference 
Board  Meeting  -  Hamilton  B. 

Commencement   tickets    may   be   obtained   as   follows: 
Women'j  Committee  Wembers - 


Other   "o/umnj"  — 


Series  Tickets'   for  The  Festival  of  Creative  Arts  may 

be  obtained  by  writing: 

WAtTHAM  54,  MASS. 

Series  Tickets  For  All  Events: 

Sponsors'  Seals  $18  Reserved  Seats  $12 

'Specify  Saturday  or  Sunday  performance. 




October  1953 


The  Board  of  Trustees 

George  Alpert,  Chairman 

Joseph  F.  Ford,  Treasurer 

Norman  S.  Rabb,  Secretary 

James  J.  Axelrod 

Meyer  Jaffe 

Dudley  Kimball 

Jessie  Kramer 

Adele  Rosenwald  Levy 

ISADOR  Ll'bin 

Joseph  M.  Proskauer 

Israel  Rocosin 

Eleanor  Roosevelt 

Jacob  Shapiro 

Morris  S.  Shapiro 

Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar 
President  of  the  University 


Fall   and   the  New   Graduate   School 

The  Quest  for  Knowledge 

Hon.  Herbert  H.  Lehman 
Honorary  Chairman, 
Fellows  of  the  University 

Frank  L.  Weil 


Fellows  of  the  University 

General    Education    S 

•  •  •  •  tf 

Mrs.  Louis  L  Kramer 


National  Women's  Committee 

Milton  Kahn 
National  Chairman, 
BrOndeis  Associates 

Joseph  Linsey 


Brandeis  Athletic  Association 

Daniel  Weisberc 


Friends  of  the  School  of  Creative  Arts 

GusTAv  Ranis,  '52 


Alumni  Association 

IVeivs  of  the  I'niversity 


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EmanL'ei.  M.  Gilbert,  Director 

Editor:   Nanette  H.  Bernstein 

Photographs  by    Ralph    NonnaD 

VOL.    III.    No.    2  OCTOBER.    1953 

Brandeis    University    Bulletin,    published    six    times    a    year    (once    in    August ;    twice    in 

October ;    once    in    February,    March    and    May)    a  I    Brandeis    Uni\  ersily.    U' a  It  ham    54, 

Mass.      Entered      as      second     class     matter     at      the      Post     Office      at      Boston.      Mass. 



AND    THE    NEW 

Graduate  School 

•"  *. 

A.  OLIAGE  on  the  Brandeis  University  campus  has  assumed 
its  annual  fall  grandeur. 

This  is  the  season  which  poets  regard  with  nostalgic  eye 
and  reflective  mood,  marking  it  for  a  tempering  of  pace  .  .  . 
a  time  to  retreat. 

The  University  interpretation,  however,  is  somewhat  at 
variance.  Let  poets  dream  .  .  .  educators  are  caught  up  in  a 
vortex  of  action  as  fall  opens  the  new  academic  year. 

Time  to  retreat?  Rather,  time  for  another  step  forward  as 
five-year-old  Brandeis  University  opens  this  fall  its  first  grad- 
uate school  and  welcomes  its  first  group  of  graduate  scholars  .  .  . 

Who  are  they  —  this  elect  group  selected  after  the 
screening  of  hundreds  of  applications  submitted  from  all  parts 
of  the  United  States  and  abroad? 

What  are  they  like  —  the  members  of  this  avant-garde 
which  will  help  to  make  Brandeis  history? 

They  number  forty-two,  maintaining  the  Brandeis  tradition 
of  small  classes  and  close  supervision.  They  speak  with  Western 
twangs,  Southern  drawls  and  broad  Eastern  "as,"  but  all  have 
this  in  common: 

They  are  whipped  with  excitement  at  the  prospect  of  being 
a  part  of  Brandeis  University's  newest  educational  venture,  its 
first  offerings  in  graduate  studies. 

Ihe  first  students  of  the  new-born  Graduate  School  of 
Arts  and  Sciences,  headed  by  Dr.  Max  Lerner,  chairman,  have 
come  from  twenty-three  communities  in  seven  slates:  California, 

Florida,    Illinois,    Massachusetts,    New    York.    Ohio    and    Rhode 
Island.  In  addition,  four  have  come  from  countries  abroad. 

In  the  aggregate,  they  have  attended  thirty  schools  of  higher 
learning:  University  of  California  at  Los  Angeles.  Massachusetts 
Institute  of  Technology,  University  of  Illinois.  Columbia  Uni- 
versity, Hunter  College,  New  School  for  Social  Research,  Harvard 
University.  Juilliard  School  of  Music  ...  to  offer  a  brief 

The  schools  range  from  coast  to  coast,  but  the  students' 
undergraduate  records  are  similarly  distinguished  by  outstand- 
ing achievements:  Phi  Beta  Kappa  keys,  medals  and  awards, 
cum  laude  designations  .  .  .  these  are  the  rule  rather  than  the 

A.  RANDOM  GLIMPSE  at  a  segment  of  the  musical  composi- 
tion area,  headed  by  Prof.  Irving  G.  Fine,  will  serve  to  indicate 
the  calibre  of  the  students  as  a  whole: 

Boston  Pops  soloist,  winner  of  Chadwick  Medal  from  New 
England  Conservatory  of  Music,  graduated  with  highest  honors 
.  .  .  Antioch  Phi  Beta  Kappa,  representative  on  1952-53  sympo- 
sium of  International  Federation  of  Music  Students  .  .  .  Winner 
of  excellence  medal  for  "Highest  Scholastic  Standing"  .  .  . 
Radcliffe  graduate  awarded  Women's  College  Conference  Group 
Prize  for  original  composition  .  .  .  Hunter  College  graduate 
awarded  class  prize  for  proficiency  in  music  .  .  . 

A  native  of  Egypt  is  among  the  students  of  musical  com- 
position. A  graduate  of  Cairo  University.  Halim  El-Dabh  later 
studied  at  the  University  of  Mexico  and,  last  June,  the  New 
England  Conservatory  of  Music  awarded  him  a  master's  degree 
coupled  with  predictions  for  a  "remarkable  future  as  a  com- 
poser." He  performed  one  of  his  piano  compositions  at  last 
summer's  Boston  Art  Festival. 

Oten  OLOF  ENVIK  of  Lund,  Sweden,  is  another  of  the 
graduate  scholars  who  have  come  from  abroad.  A  graduate  of 
the  University  of  Lund,  he  is  working  for  his  doctorate  in  the 
field  of  psychology,  headed  by  Dr.  Abraham  H.  Maslow.  At 
Lund,  he  had  done  noteworthy  work  as  a  research  assistant. 

The  graduate  roster  numbers  five  World  War  II  veterans 
and  one  Korean  veteran  who  applied  for  admission  from  that 
battlefront  last  May,  in  anticipation  of  an  early  discharge.  The 
Brandeis  letter  of  acceptance  was  happily  intercepted  at  the 
San  Francisco  FPO  as  he  traveled,  en  route  home. 

In  the  field  of  Near  Eastern,  and  Judaic  studies,  headed  by 
Dr.  Simon  Rawidowicz,  two  Massachusetts  rabbis  are  studying 
for  doctoral  degrees.  Another  student  in  this  area  was  graduated 
cum  laude  from  both  Harvard  University  and  Hebrew  Teachers 
College  the  same  year. 

A  native  of  Czecho-Slovakia,  Adam   Frostig,   is  among  the 

Ph.D.  candidates.  He  studied  at  the  University  in  Briinn  until 
the  advent  of  the  Nazis,  continuing  after  the  war  at  the  State 
University  of  Munich  and  at  Goteberg  University,  Copenhagen. 
In  the  latter  city,  he  has  occupied  the  post  of  assistant  to  the 
chief  of  the  Royal  Biblioteque  (Library.) 

1  HiRTEEN  WOMEN  —  three  of  them,  married  —  have  been 
chosen  for  inclusion  in  the  graduate  school's  "pilot  group." 

One.  a  candidate  for  a  master's  degree  in  chemistry  (the 
area  headed  by  Dr.  Saul  G.  Cohen)  obtained  her  B.S.  from  City 
College  of  New  York  where  she  won  numerous  honors  including 
a  medal  awarded  by  the  American  Institute  of  Chemistry. 

Another,  graduated  from  the  University  of  California,  was 
selected  as  one  of  twelve  students  to  visit  Pakistan,  India  and 
Ceylon  last  summer  to  "help  promote  better  understanding." 

A  housewife  has  returned  to  school  to  work  for  her  master's 
degree  in  psychology  after  a  lapse  of  thirteen  years  since  grad- 
uating from  Radcliffe,  where  she  made  an  excellent  record. 

Also  in  the  psychology  area  is  a  male  honors  student 
from  the  University  of  Illinois  whose  study  on  a  case  history 
will  appear  in  a  forthcoming  text  on  child  psychology. 

A  Rollins  graduate,  ranked  among  the  top  five  of  his  class, 
was  in  charge  of  a  freshman  testing  program  while  at  college 
and  developed  a  color  association  test  on  which  he  is  continuing 

An  M.A.  candidate  in  chemistry  won  the  Alexander  Hamil- 
ton Post  Award  for  "most  outstanding  sophomore  at  College  of 
the  City  of  New  York." 

Another  CCNY  graduate  in  the  chemistry  area  has  worked 
on  a  part  of  the  cancer  research  program  at  Beth  Israel  Hospital 
in  Boston. 

Numerous  honorary  societies  in  addition  to  Phi  Beta  Kappa 
are  represented  among  the  graduate  group,  including  Psi  Chi 
(psychology);  Kappa  Mu  Epsilon  (music);  Pi  Gamma  Mu 
(social  science)  ;   Alpha  Psi  Omega   (drama),  etc. 

The  students  are  a  linguistic  group,  many  of  them  having 
a  command  of  four  or  five  languages  in  addition  to  English. 
The  list  includes  French,  German.  Aramaic.  Latin,  Russian, 
Danish,  Arabic,  Czecho-Slovak  and  Japanese. 

1  HESE.  THEN.  ARE  THE  FIRST  STUDENTS  of  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity's first  graduate  school  —  a  heterogeneous  group,  present- 
ing virtually  a  cross-section  of  the  nation's  institutions  of  higher 
learning.  In  calibre  of  achievement  and  promise,  however,  they 
are  as  one. 

Brandeis  University  takes  pride  in  welcoming  them  to  its 
first  graduate  school  .  .  .  and  believes  that  they  will  take  pride 
in  sharing  the  marking  of  this  milestone. 

The  Quest 
for  Knowledge 

Senator  Lehman 

U.  S.  Senator  Herbert  H.  Lehman  recently  made  a 
speech  in  behalf  of  Brandels  University  which  was  printed 
in  its  entirety  in  the  Congressional  Record.  The  University 
is  honored  to  reprint  these  remarks  by  the  distinguished 
humanitarian  and  statesman. 


H.WE  ALWAYS  BEEN  PROUD  of  my  affiliation  with 
Brandeis.  The  honor  accorded  me  as  honorary  chairman 
of  the  Fellows  of  the  University  I  have  received  and  borne 
with  humility  .  .  . 

I  observed  with  considerable  pride  when  the  university 
.  .  .  conferred  its  first  academic  degrees  on  the  young  men 
and  women  of  its  first  senior  class.  That  was  a  thrilling 
moment,  a  moment  of  triumph  and  a  symbol  of  true  con- 
tribution to  the  cultural  and  educational  resources  of  our 

I  have  heard  with  pride  and  mounting  interest  that  the 
first  Brandeis  alumni  compiled  an  enviable  record  of  admis- 
sion to  graduate  and  professional  schools.  Now.  I  under- 
stand, we  have  further  reason  for  pride  in  the  fact  that 
these  first  Brandeis  alumni  have  truly  distinguished  them- 
selves at  the  graduate  and  professional  schools  of  their 

I  take  interest,  too,  in  the  development  of  the  Brandeis 
faculty,  the  emergence  of  a  Brandeis  teaching  philosophy 
rooted  in  a  firm  belief  in  the  necessity  of  individual  growth 
by  individual  students.  The  Brandeis  campus  has  grown 
physically  as  well  as  educationally:  the  190-acre  campus 
now  contains  22  major  buildings  ... 

Many  reports  have  come  to  me.  particularly  through 
my  friends  in  the  academic  world,  of  the  stirring  excite- 
ment of  the  quest  for  knowledge  and  the  genuine  intellectual 
vitality   of   life   at   Brandeis.   There   at   Brandeis   is   finely 

enshrined  that  pursuit  of  truth  which  Justice  Brandeis  saw 
as  the  core  of  a  solid  university. 

At  Brandeis.  I  am  told,  faculty  members  regard  each 
student  not  as  a  name  on  a  roll,  but  as  an  individual,  with 
abilities  and  insights  and  problems  of  his  own.  This  has 
resulted  in  a  fine  faculty-student  relationship  which  has 
immeasurably  enriched  the  entire  campus  life  ... 

As  Brandeis  adds  another  year  to  its  history,  I  see 
developing  an  institution  fashioned  in  the  mold  of  the 
great  man  for  whom  it  was  named,  Louis  Dembitz  Brandeis. 

Declining  to  succumb  to  the  forces  of  reaction  which,, 
have  unfortunately  influenced  some  other  institutions  of 
higher  education.  Brandeis  University  has  taken  a  stand  in 
the  finest  liberal  tradition.  For  the  past  two  years,  men 
chosen  to  deliver  its  annual  Louis  Dembitz  Brandeis 
memorial  lecture  have  been  symbols  of  active,  clear-sighted 
liberalism  in  America:  Justice  William  O.  Douglas  of  the 
Supreme  Court  of  the  United  States;  and  Mr.  Irving 
Dilliard,  editorial  page  editor  of  the  St.  Louis  Dispatch, 
a  brilliant,  courageous,  and  forceful  spokesman  for  free- 
dom in  America. 

In  his  writings  Justice  Brandeis  said  to  us  that  a  uni- 
versity must  "always  be  rich  in  goals  and  ideals,  seemingly  I 
attainable  but  beyond  immediate  reach;  it  must  become 
truly  a  seat  of  learning  where  research  is  pursued,  books 
written,  and  the  creative  instinct  is  aroused,  encouraged, 
and  developed  in  its  faculty  and  students;  it  must  ever  be 
mindful  that  education  is  a  precious  treasure  transmitted 
—  a  sacred  trust  to  be  held,  used,  and  enjoyed,  and  if  pos- 
sible strengthened,  then  passed  on  to  others  upon  the 
same  trust." 

Today  it  is  of  special  and  of  transcendental  importance 
that    Brandeis    University    continue    to    reflect    these    high 

and  noble  standards  so  fittingly  described  by  the  great 
jurist,  himself.  It  is  well  that  Brandeis  University,  its 
la(  uity  and  student  body,  keep  firmly  in  mind  these  magni- 
luent  precepts. 

For  this  is  a  time  of  trouble,  a  time  of  deep  confusion. 
an  era  of  fear  —  dark,  unreasoning,  frightening  fear.  Thus 
lliere  stands  upon  our  statute  books  today  an  immigration 
la\s.  enacted  in  1952.  which  breathes  fear  and  suspicion 
Irom  every  section  and  paragraph  —  fear  of  the  stranger. 
fear  of  the  alien,  fear  of  the  naturalized  citizen,  fear  of 
nmselves.  There  is  imbedded  in  that  law  —  the  McCarra. 
Walter  .Act  —  a  deep-laid  suspicion  of  intellectualef  o^ 
lliinkers.  of  men  with  ideas,  men  who  have  adventured  iXy 
llii"  free  realm  of  the  sijirit. 

Thus,   for   instance,   professor^^^e-.  reitio^ed    from 
aicgory    of   nonquota    immigrants,    a   category    they  .1 
n((  u]5ied  ever  since  we  had  an  immigration  jaw   upo 
-lalule  books.  And  there  are  many,  many  other  provisions 
if  similar  spirit  and  tem|)er.  But  this  is  not  the  occasioh->. 
for  a  detailed  discussion  of  that  iniquitous  law.  I  mention 
it.    in   passing,   as  a   reflection   of  the  spirit  of  fear,  anti- 
Inlidlectualism    and    antiforeignism   which    has    burst   over_ 
iiur  land.  -, 

It  is  good  to  recall,  at  such  a  time,  the  enlighteneci 
-pi  I  it  of  Justice  Brandeis,  who  str'ftngly  felt  that  the  gates 
III  America  should  be  left  fully  ajar  for  tliose  who  flee 
fnini  persecution,  for  those  who  seek  freedom,  for  those 
wlici  can  bring  to  our  shores  the  rich  contribution  of  ne\/ 
iilias  and  new  energy.  "^        ^L, 

Progress,  said  Brandeis,  comes  with  "diversity  not 
uniformity"  .  .  . 

The  establishment  of  Brandeis  University  would  have 
lie(  n  impossible  without  the  cultural  and  educational  talents 
ol  many  men  who  came  here  from  many  lands  to  comprise 
a  faculty  rich  far  beyond  its  numbers  in  scholarly  attain- 
in(  nts,  and  characterized,  above  all,  by  a  fervent  attachment 
In  ihe  ideals  of  academic  freedom. 

One  of  the  reasons  for  the  strength  of  the  Brandeis 
I  II  ulty  is  its  interweaving  of  diverse  strands  of  thought 
and  culture  from  many  parts  of  the  world,  comprising  a 
lahric  of  full  texture  and  variety. 

This  is  the  pattern  which,  over  a  space  of  three  cen- 
luries,  made  America  into  the  great  country  that  it  is  .  .  . 

Let  us  recall  the  further  words  of  Justice  Brandeis: 
"  Ihose  who  won  our  independence  believed  that  the  final 
end    of   the   state   was   to   make   men   free   to   develop   their 

faculties,  and  that  in  its  government  the  deliberative  forces 
should  prevail  over  the  arbitrary.  They  believed  liberty  to 
be  the  secret  of  happiness,  and  courage  to  be  the  secret 
of  liberty. 

"They  believed  that  freedom  to  think  as  you  will  and 
to  speak  as  you  think  are  means  indispensable  to  the  dis- 
covery and  spread  of  political  truth:  that  without  free 
speech  and  assembly,  discussion  would  be  futile;  that  with 
them,  discussion  affords  ordinarily  adequate  protection 
against  the  dissemination  of  noxious  doctrine;  that  the 
reatest  menace  to  freedom  is  an  inert  people  —  that  fear 
breeds   repression;   that   repression   breeds  hate;   that   hate 

)—^Aivsnaces  stable  government  —  and  that  the  fitting  remedy 

*  *  W,or  e\  il  counsels  is  good  ones." 

Justipe''^andeis.  And  his  words  are  as  wise 
today  as  thev  were  when  he  spoke  them  a 
generation  ago.  No,  they  are  more  pertinent  and  more 
pressing.  For  today  the  dangers  to  freedom  of  thought  and 
\of  speech  have  multiplied,  and  the  protections  which  guard 
these  freedoms  are  being  broken  down.  Influences  of  grow- 
ing power  attack  all  who  defend  freedom.  He  who  speaks 
up  in  defense  of  liberty  may  be  immediately  charged  with 

-defending  subversion. 

But  freedom  caiuiot  be  defended  halfway.  It  cannot 
be  defended  by  halfhearted  men.  It  must  be  defended  boldly 
and  aggressively.  '"Courage,"  said  Justice  Brandeis,  "is  the 
secret  of  liberty.'" 

And  so  my  friends,  and  the  friends  of  Brandeis  Uni- 
sity,  letSft'S  not  flag  in  our  support  of  this  particular 
bastion  of  freedom.  \^  e  are  encouraged  by  the  fact  that  it 
is  one  of  many.  The  plant  of  liberty  is  too  deeply  rooted 
in  the  soil  of  America  to  be  torn  out  even  by  the  present 

Though  we  have  suffered  setbacks,  I  am  confident  that 
xve  will  surely  prevail.  Of  course,  we  can  be  overwhelmed. 
if  we  do  not  fight  with  all  our  strength.  But  let  me  give  this 
word  of  comfort.  In  this  struggle  we  are  far  from  alone. 
Not  only  do  we  have  a  considerable  host  of  present  faith- 
ful, but  we  also  have  those  glorious  legions  of  the  past — 
the  heroes  of  freedom  from  every  land  who  stand  in  solid 
ranks  with  us  in  this  fight. 

From  the  strains  and  tensions  of  the  present  struggle, 
liberty  in  America  will  emerge,  I  know,  reborn — stronger, 
fresher,  more  mature  by  virtue  of  the  struggle,  and  our 
country  will  continue  to  give  leadership  to  the  forces  ot 
free  mankind  throughout  the  earth  in  the  battle  against 
the  forces  of  tyranny  and  darkness. 

General   Education  S 

Margaret   Mead 


Alfred    C.    Kinsey 


Archibald   MacLeish 


Agnes    DeMille 

LoDERN    EDUCATORS   are   generally   agreed   on   Pestalozzi's   definition    of   the 
objectives  of  education:  '"Full  and  harmonious  development  of  all  the  powers  .  .  ." 

One  of  the  shortcomings  of  traditional  schooling,  however,  is  found  in  the 
endeavor — or  lack  of  endeavor — to  meet  this  responsibility  for  educating  "the 
whole  student." 

Major  efforts  are  directed  towards  the  imparting  of  knowledge  .  .  .  the  accumu- 
lation of  facts,  data,  statistics  .  .  .  while  the  student's  fundamental  need  for  help  in 
clarifying  human  values  is  too  often  neglected. 

A  unique  attempt  to  meet  this  need  is  the  distinguishing  feature  of  a  Brandeis- 
designed  course  on  productive  living,  called  General  Education  S. 

Other  college  courses  are  concerned  with  administering  properly  organized  in- 
formation. General  Education  S  seeks  to  give  value  judgment  .  .  .  "clean  windows 
through  which  to  look  upon  the  world." 

It  is  a  world  in  transition,  demanding  new  and  intensive  social  adjustments. 
Revolutionary  changes  in  every  field  call  for  a  redefining  of  moral  values  ...  a 
resolving  of  principles  in  conflict. 

General  Education  S  endeavors  to  help  the  student  to  formulate  his  own  philos- 
ophy by  giving  him  an  understanding  of  the  struggles,  aspirations  and  influences 
which  have  produced  significant  leaders. 

Great  spirits  who  have  found  in  life  the  most  fruitful  sources  of  satisfaction 
and  who  have  fashioned  from  them  the  most  vital  elements  of  personality  —  these 
are  the  men  and  women  whom  Brandeis  University  seeks  out  to  share  their  inner 
convictions  with  the  students  in  General  Education  S. 

The  distinguished  visitors  usually  spend  several  days  on  campus.  They  not  onh 
lecture,  but  meet  informally  with  the  students  at  breakfast  or  lunch  or  in  individual 
gatherings.  They  bring  no  platitudes,  but  incisive  ethical  and  moral  judgment  as 
they  tell  of  the  great  challenges  they  have  faced  and  the  moral  choices  which  have 
been  part  of  their  experience. 

1  HE  SCIENCE  COURSES  give  Students  a  conception  of  the  difficulties  encountered 
in  solving  the  secrets  of  the  atom.  Dr.  Leo  Szilard  of  the  L  niversity  of  Chicago,  who 
with  his  colleagues  perfected  the  atomic  bomb,  went  far  beyond  the  science  courses 
when  he  came  to  Brandeis  for  General  Education  S. 

He  clarified  the  moral  judgment  involved  and  the  moral  implications  for  all 
mankind.  The  bombing  of  Hiroshima  which  killed  150,000  people,  he  pointed  out, 

Lewis  Mumford 

Sidney    Hook 

tory  of  a    Brandeis    Experiment 

killed  not  more  than  the  saturation  homhings  of  Rotterdam.  But  .  .  .  the  Hiroshima 
bombing   represented  man's  first  step  into  a  conce])t  of  total  destruction. 

Szilard's  deliberations  were  not  those  of  a  scientist  working  on  a  military 
weapon  but  of  a  great  thinker  concerned  with  what  man  is  doing  to  mankind. 

Some  of  the  most  moving  hours  experienced  by  the  students  in  their  entire 
academic  career  came  as  they  listened  to  Szilard  tell  of  the  conflicts  which  stirred 
him  when  he  realized  the  destructive  use  to  which  the  bomb  was  to  be  put. 

/\n  awareness  of  the  changing  mores  of  contemporary  life  was  brought  to 
the  students  by  Anthropologist  Margaret  Mead  whose  philosophical  approach  has 
now  been  given  statistical  validity  by  Dr.  Alfred  C.  Kinsey. 

Walter  White  did  not  discuss  the  privations  of  minority  group  members  but, 
instead,  posed  the  question.  \^  hat  does  the  majority  group  do  to  itself  by  permitting 
the  minority  groups  to  suffer  injustices? 

Lewis  Mumford,  noted  as  a  city  planner  —  a  technical  term  —  spoke  from  his 
deep  concern  as  a  humanist,  \^'hat  is  the  mechanization  of  civilization  doing  to  the 
human  soul?  Is  man  building  machines  for  living  or  instrumentalities  for  the  stifling 
of  all  creative  impulses? 

Norbert  Wiener,  Alexander  Meiklejohn,  Sidney  Hook,  Archibald  MdcLeish, 
Alfred  A.  Knopf,  Dr.  Mordecai  M.  Kaplan,  Dr.  Miriam  Van  Waters,  Irwin  Edman, 
Dr.  Erich  Lindemann  and  many  others  are  among  the  leaders  from  all  walks  who 
have  come  to  Brandeis  to  tell  the  students  of  their  soul-searching  periods  .  .  .  how 
they  grew,  not  as  celebrities,  but  as  humans  ...  of  their  moral  and  ethical  gropings 
.  .  .  and  the  ultimate  answers. 

1  HE  STUDENTS  ASK  QUESTIONS  freely,  almost  embarrassingly.  Some  of  the 
participants  have  conceded  that  they  found  themselves  thoroughly  exhausted  and 
freely  perspiring  before  the  intellectual  onslaught  .  .  .  but  then  came  the  compensat- 
ing outburst  of  appreciative  applause. 

Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar,  University  president,  and  Prof.  Max  Lerner  have  been 
in  direct  supervision  of  General  Education  S  since  its  incej)tion.  This  year.  Prof. 
Milton  Hindus  together  with  Dr.  Sachar  will  be  in  charge. 

Originally  an  experiment,  the  course  is  now  an  integral  part  of  the  University 
catalogue.  Required  for  all  seniors,  it  introduces  seminal  thinkers  in  the  final  year 
of  the  college  career,  adding  significance  and  validity  to  all  else  that  the  seniors 
have  acquired. 

General  Education  S  is  no  longer  an  experiment.  It  is  an  approved  technique 
for  offering  intellectual  insight  into  different  levels  of  human  expression  and  into 
the  basic  question  .  .  .  Where  are  we  going? 

Leo  Szilard 

Group    Leader 
Walter  White 

Norbert   Wiener 


Miriam    Van    Waters 

Alfred    A.   Knopf 

\    TDK  J 


The  ottractive  Music  Room  in  the  new 
Student  Union  Building  is  the  gift  of  the 
Class  of  '52,  Brandeis  University's  first  grad- 
uates  and   first   alumni. 

Gift  of  the  Class  of  '53  is  a  Vocarium 
Phonograph,  complete  with  headsets,  which 
has  made  a  welcome  addition  to  the  equip- 
ment   in    the    University    Library, 

1953-54    IJIVIVERSITY    FACULTY    NUMBERS    117 

Appointments  announced  by  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar,  president  of  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity, reveal  that  21  new  educators  have  been  added  to  the  faculty  for  the 
1953-54  term,  bringing  the  total  to  117. 

Dr.  KuTt  Goldsle 

Heading  the  list  is  Dr.  Kurt  Goldstein,  visit- 
ing professor  of  psychology,  who  is  author 
of  "The  Organism,"  considered  one  of  the 
great  classics  in  the 
field.  Formerly  clini- 
cal professor  of  neu- 
rology at  Columbia, 
he  was  William  James 
Lecturer   at   Harvard. 

He  also  taught  at 
College  of  the  City 
of  New  York  and  was 
clinical  professor  of 
neurology  at  Tufts 
Medical  School.  Dr.  Abraham  H.  Maslow, 
head  of  the  Brandeis  Graduate  Committee 
in  Psychology,  ranks  Dr.  Goldstein > as  'one 
of  the  greatest  living  psychologists." 

Dr.  Hans  Heinrich  Gerth  has  been  named 
visiting  professor  in  social  relations,  occupy- 
ing the  Mortimer  Gryzmish  Chair  in  Human 
Relations.  He  studied  under  Karl  Mannheim 
and  Paul  Tillich  and  formerly  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  faculties  of  Harvard  and  the 
Universities  of  Illinois  and  Wisconsin. 

Arthur  V.  Berger,  composer,  music  critic 
for  the  New  York  Herald-Tribune  and  Satur- 
day Review  of  Literature,  has  been  named 
associate  professor  of 
music.  He  studied  at 
New  York  University, 
Harvard,  and  in  Par- 
is, and  has  taught  at 
Mills  College,  Brook- 
lyn College  and  Juil- 
liard  School  of  Music. 

Dr.  Hans  H.  Gerth 

Named  associate 
professor  of  English 
is  Dr.  James  V.  Cun- 
ningham who  has  published  widely  and  is 
noted  for  his  volumes  of  poetry.  He  took  his 
doctorate  at  Stanford  and  taught  at  that 
college    before    going   on    to    the    University 

of  Hawaii  and  subsequently  to  the  University 
of  Chicago. 

Also  named  an  associate  professor  of  Eng- 
lish is  Irving  Howe,  former  member  of  the 
faculties  of  the  Universities  of  Vermont  and 
Washington,  and  of  Princeton.  Author  of 
several  books,  he  has  been  editorial  writer 
for  Schocken  Books  and  book  reviewer  for 
Time   magazine. 

Dr.  Herman  T.  Epstein,  assistant  professor 
of  physics,  received  his  Ph.D.  from  the 
University  of  Michigan.  He  has  taught  at 
that  university  and  at  Duke  and  the  Uni- 
versity of  Pittsburgh. 

Named  assistant  professor  of  social  rela- 
tions is  Dr.  Jerome  Himelhoch,  editor  of 
Social  Problems.  Several  of  his  papers  have 
been  widely  reprinted  in  texts.  He  attended 
Harvard,  was  a  Rhodes  Scholar,  and  received 
his  Ph.D.  at  Columbia. 

Dr.  Earl  A.  Wilson, 
Jr.,  assistant  professor 
of  chemistry,  who  re- 
ceived a  post-doctoral 
fellowship  at  the  In- 
stitute for  Nuclear 
Studies,  University  of 
Chicago,  has  taught 
at  Harvard,  Brown, 
and  the  University 
of  Chicago.  He  has  been  research  associate 
at  the  Institute  of  Radiobiology  and  Bio- 
physics, working  with  Dr.  Leo  Szilard. 

New  lecturers  include  Dr.  George  Fischer, 
history;  Marc  Fried,  psychology;  Peter 
Grippe,  fine  arts:  Gordon  K.  Lewis,  politi- 
cal science;   Dr.  Nicholas  Polunin,  biology. 

Newly  named  to  the  facult}'  as  instructors 
are  Mme.  Denise  A.  Alexandre,  Spanish: 
Ariel  Ballif,  theatre  arts;  Dr.  Jean-Pierre 
Barricelli,  romance  languages:  Dr.  Deno  J. 
Geanakoplos,  history;  Dr.  Richard  M.  Held. 
psychology;  Moses  Rischin,  American  civili- 
zation: Dr.  Caldwell  Titcomb.  music:  Mrs. 
Ruth  L.  Wheeler,  dance. 

Arthur  V.  Berger 

The  Late 

David  K.  Niles 

David  K.  Xiles  Chair 
To  Memorialize  Late 
Presidential  Advisor 

A   fitting  memorial  to  a  man  whose  name 
stands  as  "a  symbol  of  service  to  mankind," 
the  David  K.  Niles  Chair  in  Social  Relations 
has    been    established 
at    Brandeis    Univer- 
sity, according  to  an- 
nouncement    by     Dr. 
Abram      L.      Sachar, 
University     president. 

This  is  the  first  al- 
location from  the 
David  K.  Niles  Fund, 
established  last  Jan- 
uary at  Brandeis 

The  memorial  fund  which  has  been  built 
from  the  contributions  of  friends  and  ad- 
mirers of  the  late  David  K.  Niles  was 
planned  to  develop  the  creative  talents  of 
young  men  and  women,  and  to  strengthen  | 
the  civil  liberties  of  all  groups.  t 

Mrs.  Eleanor  Roosevelt  is  honorary  chair-  I 
man    of    the    Fund.    Chairman    is    Louis    P.f 
Smith,     Boston     businessman     and     life-long 
friend  of  the  late  presidential  advisor.  ; 

Niles,    former    administrative    assistant    to  i 
President    Harry    S.    Truman    and    the    late 
President    Franklin    D.    Roosevelt,    died    in 
September,   1952. 

He  was  credited  with  having  developed  li 
the  famous  Ford  Hall  Forum  of  Boston  into  |j 
a   "model   of  adult  education."  I 

At  Brandeis  University,  in  addition  lo 
being  an  active  trustee,  he  held  the  post  of 
chairman  of  the  public  relations  committtt 
and  was  a  member  of  the  executive  and 
education   committees. 



More  than  one-third  of  Brandeis  Univer- 
ity's  students  last  year  received  financial 
->i-tance  totaling  $183,177.44,  under  the 
rlinlarship  program,  one  of  the  most  im- 
lorlant  and  significant  aspects  of  University 

'ailing  attention  to  rising  costs  in  educa- 
inii,  which  underscore  the  significance  of 
ill  to  promising  students,  Morris  S. 
'hapiro.  chairman  of  the  board  of  trustees' 
rlinlarship   committee,   declared: 

"It  is  inherent  in  the  philosophy  of 
irandeis  University  that  there  be  no  bar- 
lers  discriminating  against  students  for 
ea^ons  of  race,  religion,  geographic  loca- 
iiin  or  ethnic  group.  It  is  a  logical  exten- 
iim    of    this    concept    to    prevent    economic 


.  .  Charles  Greenbaum.  'S6,  of  Maiden. 
Uass.,  receives  the  Harold  W  arshaw  Memo- 
niJ  Scholarship  from  Sgt.  Milton  Louis 
'rhiiver  Post  (JWV)  officials  Stanley  Brown 
I'll)   and   W  illiam   Carmen. 

barriers    as    well    from    denying    gifted    stu- 
dents a  college  education." 

The  290  students  who  received  assistance 
during  the  past  academic  year  were  granted 
it  in  the  form  of 
scholarships,  student 
employment,  bursary 
aid,  grants-in-aid  and 

Mr.  Shapiro  report- 
ed that  the  1953-54 
edition  of  the  Uni- 
versity Catalogue 
lists  284  scholarships, 
a  36  percent  increase 
over  last  year,  and  the  list  is  constantly 

Financial  aid  is  awarded  to  students  on 
the    basis    of   need    and    academic   standing. 

Scholarship  benefactors  represent  78  com- 
munities in  29  states,  plus  the  Dominion  of 
Canada  —  public-spirited  individuals  and 
groups  who  "recognize  the  value  of  prepar- 
ing young  men  and  women  for  a  complex 
world,  to  the  betterment  of  which  they  may 
one   day  contribute." 

One  of  the  students  whose  education  was 
made  possible  by  financial  aid  recently  was 
adjudged  winner  of  a  major  musical  com- 
position contest  and  performed  as  soloist 
with  the  Detroit  Symphony  Orchestra. 

"The  financial  assistance  program  now  in 
effect  at  the  university  is  the  most  sub- 
stantial ever  offered,"  Mr.  Shapiro  noted. 
"During  the  five  years  since  the  university's 
inception,  its  scholarship  program  has 
steadily   widened   in   scope." 

Recently  Announced  Academic  Promotions 
Disclose  Seven  Faculty  Members  Advanced 

\rademic    promotions    have    been    an- 
ifiiinced  for  seven  members  of  the  Brandeis 
ni\prsity   faculty. 

I'mmoted  to  the  rank  of  professor  is 
r\'\n^  G.  Fine,  composer-conductor,  chair- 
1  111  of  the  School  of  Creative  Arts  and  of 
III-  Graduate  Committee  in  Musical 

-\  graduate  of  Harvard  University,  where 
le  received  B.A.  and  M.A.  degrees.  Pro- 
I'— or  Fine  has  been  the  recipient  of  Gug- 
fiiheim  and  Fulbright  Fellowships.  Since 
94h,  he  has  been  a  member  of  the  faculty 
f  the  Berkshire  .Music  Center  at 

Named     associate      professors     were     Dr. 

Milton  Hindus.  English,  and  Dr.  Sidney 
Golden,    chemistry. 

.Author  of  "The  Crippled  Giant,"  Dr. 
Hindus  was  translator  of  Sholem  .Asch's 
"One  Destiny"  and  contributed  the  intro- 
duction to  "Death  on  the  Installment  Plan," 
by  L.  F.  Celine. 

k  former  National  Research  Fellow  at 
Harvard  University,  Dr.  Golden  has  worked 
in  the  fields  of  theoretical  chemical  kinetics 
and   microwave  spectroscopy. 

Designated  assistant  professors  are  Dr. 
Orrie  Friedman,  chemistry;  Dr.  Albert 
Olsen.  biology,  and  Harold  Shapiro,  music. 
Sidney  Rosen  has  been  promoted  to  instruc- 
tor  in   physics. 

HONOR    N.  Y.    COUPLE 

Traditions  of  charity  inculcated  in  their 
children  by  a  New  York  couple,  who  re- 
cently celebrated  their  Golden  Wedding 
Anniversary,  are  being  perpetuated  in  their 
honor  by  the  children  who  have  established 
a  Sol  and  Susanne  Mutterperl  Scholarship 
Endowment    Fund    at    Brandeis    University. 

Honoring  the  50th  wedding  anniversary 
of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Sol  Mutterperl.  the  endow- 
ment fund  has  been  established  by  means 
of  a  substantial  initial  grant  which  will  be 
augmented   from   time  to   time. 

The  initial  grant  was  made  by  the  chil- 
dren through  the  Mutterperl  Foundation, 
Inc.,  which  was  organized  in  December, 
1951,  by  Raphael  Mutterperl:  his  brother, 
Martin  Mutterperl,  and  their  sister's  hus- 
band, Ludwig  S.  Buckhardt.  for  the  purpose 
of  fostering  the  philanthropic  ideals  of  their 

President  of  the  Foundation  is  Raphael 
.Mutterperl,  prominent  New  Bedford  (Mass.) 

.4  QUEEN  IS  CROTSED  .  .  .  Leslie 
Caron.  Hollywood  star,  visited  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity and  crowned  pretty  Gail  Leonard, 
'56.  of  Allentown,  Pa.,  "Prom  Queen."  The 
Queens  Court  of  Honor  included  (left  to 
right)  Judith  Faske,  '56,  New  York  City, 
Charlotte  Langone,  '55,  Neuiton,  Mass., 
Natalie  Diamond,  '56,  Free  port,  N.  Y.,  (Miss 
Caron  and  Miss  Leonard),  Myra  Shapiro, 
'55.  Teaneck,  N.  J.,  Sandra  Bargad,  '55. 
Brookline,  Mass.,  and  Marsha  Levy,  '55, 
Miljord,  Mass. 


Representing  40,000  members  in  79  chap- 
ters throughout  the  United  States,  delegates 
to  the  fifth  annual  conference  of  the  National 
WomenV  Committee  of  Brandeis  University, 
held  on  campus,  elected  Mrs.  Louis  I.  Kramer 
of  Providence.  R.  I.,  national  president. 

Others  on  the  1953-54  slate  include:  Miss 
Susan  Brandeis.  New  York  City,  honorary 
president:  Mrs.  Harry  L.  Michaels,  Brook- 
line,  Mass.,  honorary  vice-president;  Mrs. 
Irving  Abrams.  New  ton.  Mass.,  (retiring 
president  I   honorary  director. 

Also,  Mmes.  Milton  Callner.  Chicago,  111., 
Joseph  Goldberg,  Hudson,  Mass..  Philip 
Meyers,  Wyoming,  0..  Lester  Samelson, 
Memphis,  Tenn.,  Philip  Segal.  Newton. 
Mass.,  and  Max  Slater,  Chestnut  Hill,  Mass.. 

Also,  Mrs.  I.  A.  Finkelstein,  Brookline, 
treasurer;  Mrs.  H.  Leon  Sharmat,  Brookline, 
assistant  treasurer;  Mrs.  Oscar  M.  Zemon, 
Detroit,  Mich.,  recording  secretary;  Mrs. 
Maxwell  A.  Cohen,  Newton,  corresponding 
secretary,  and  Mrs.  Ellis  Michelson,  Lynn, 
Mass.,  financial  secretary. 

A  quarter-million  dollars  was  given  to  the 
University  the  past  year  by  this  organization 
which,  in  its  five  years'  existence,  has  con- 
tributed  three-quarters  of  a   million   dollars. 

Highlighting  the  conference  was  a  ground- 
breaking ceremony  for  the  new  Library- 
Wing,  funds  for  which  are  being  provided 
by  the  Women's  Committee. 

A  plaque  to  be  placed  in  the  new  Library 
Wing  was  presented  to  Mrs.  Abrams  in  be- 
half of  the  Women's  Committee  in  tribute 
to  her  leadership  while  occupying  the  post 
of   president. 

The  following  is  a  list,  by  states,  of  some 
of  the  reports  of  activities  of  the  National 
Women's  Committee: 


LONG  BEACH  —  A  new  chapter  was  or- 
ganized here,  assisted  in  its  formation  by 
Mrs.  Milton  H.  Callner,  national  vice-pres- 
ident, who  installed  the  following  officers; 
Mrs.  Irving  Schneider,  president;  Mrs.  Hans 
Kahn.  vice-president:  Mrs.  Joshua  Marcus, 
recording  secretary,  and  Mrs.  Robert  Harris, 
financial  secretary.  Mrs.  Schneider  repre- 
sented the  new  chapter  at  the  fifth  annual 

SAN  FERNANDO  VALLEY  —  This  re- 
cently organized  chapter  held  a  charter-sign- 
ing tea  in  the  home  of  the  president,  Mrs. 
Joseph  D.  Walters.  Guests  of  honor  were  Mrs. 
Samuel  Moss  and  Mrs.  Earl  Neuberg,  na- 
tional board  members. 


IT  SEEMS  JUST  YESTERDAY  thai  ground  uas  broken  for  the  new  Library  If  ing  uith  im 
pressive  ceremonies  attended  by  (lejt  In  right)  Dr.  Abrani  L.  Sacluir.  University  president:  .Ur- 
Philip  Segal,  chairman  of  Sational  W  omen's  Committee  Fifth  .innual  Conference:  Mrs.  Loui 
I.  Kramer,  neuh'-elecled  president  of  National  W  omen's  Committee:  Mrs.  Irving  Abrams,  retirim 
president  end  lumuniry  director,  and  Mrs.  --idele  Rosenwald  Levy.  University  trustee. 

AND  NOW  THE  NEK  If  ING  stands  completed,  a  handsome  tribute  to  the  efforts  of  the  Nationa 
If  omen's  Committee  which  undertook  complete  responsibility  for  building  costs  and  equipment 
in  addition  to  maintaining  the  entire  Library  and  staff  the  year  'round. 

SAN  FRANCISCO  —  First  national  offi- 
cer to  visit  the  West  Coast  was  Mrs.  Callner 
who  addressed  a  membership  tea  of  this  chap- 
ter attended  by  more  than  300.  Presiding  at 
the  tea  table  were  Mrs.  Edgar  Goldstine, 
president,  and  Mrs.  Harold  J.  Kaufman, 
membership  chairman. 


DENVER  —  Mrs.  Sidney  .Milstein  re- 
ported on  the  fifth  annual  conference  held  at 
Brandeis  at  a  tea  in  the  home  of  Mrs.  Myron 


STAMFORD  —  Clarence  Q.  Berger,  ex- 
ecutive  assistant  to  the  University  president, 
addressed  the  Stamford  Chapter  at  an  event 
held  at  the  Rockrimmon  Country  Club.  More 
than  150  attended. 

District    of   Colambia 

WASHINGTON  —  Installed  as  president 
of  the  District  Chapter  was  Mrs.  Paul  Rich- 
man.  Others  seated  include  Mrs.  Edward 
Cafritz.  honorary  president:  Mrs.  Irving  E. 
Cantor,  executive  vice-president;  .Mmes.  Leo 
Solet,  Joseph  Dessoff,  Albert  Roth,  vice-pres- 

idents;  .Mrs.   Bernard  Rosenberg,  treasurer 
Mrs.  Nathan  Siegel,  financial  secretary;  Mrs 
Gabriel  Tauber,  assistant  financial  secretary;] 
.Mrs.   Benjamin  E.  Golden,  recording  secre- 
tary; Mrs.  Carl  Silverman,  assistant  record-l* 
ing  secretary.  Ik 


JACKSONVILLE  —  A  gala  garden  party, 
held  on  the  riverfront  grounds  of  the  home' 
of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Lonnie  Wurn,  honored  paid 
up  members  of  this  Chapter.  President  is 
Mrs.  Emanuel  M.  Rosenberg. 


ATLANTA  —  "This  Is  Your  Brandeis,' 
a  novel  kaleidoscopic  program,  featured  a 
luncheon-meeting  at  which  elections  were 
held.  Mrs.  Sidney  Q.  Janus  was  named  hon- 
orary president;  Mrs.  Harry  Stern,  president; 
Mmes.  Bernard  Howard,  E.  Van  Vliet.  Al- 
fred Weinstein,  vice-presidents;  Mrs.  Meyer 
Rosenstein,  treasurer:  Mrs.  Hai-vey  Jacob- 
son,  recording  secretary:  .Mrs.  Sylvan 
Makover,  corresponding  secretary;  Mrs. 
Philip  Krugman.  financial  secretary:  Mmes. 
Sol  Blumenthal  and  Joseph  Zaglin,  assistant] 
financial   secretaries. 

(Continued  on  page  II) 


.  S.  Potofsky 
Honored  at 

The  Waldorf  Astoria  in  New  York  City 
I  as  the  scene  of  a  gala  testimonial  dinner 
riidered  to  Jacob  S.  Polofsky  by  the  Men's 
Nothing     Industry    in    behalf    of    Brandeis 


The    occasion    marked    presentation    of    a 
ertif icate   to  Mr. 
'otofsky       signifying 
ii-  appointment  as  a 
•■I'llow    of    the    Uni-      ^^h      ,,^,^ 

rsity.   He  holds  the 

ist  of  president  of 
111'  Amalgamated 
I  Inthing  Workers  of 

Sharing     the        ■'"^^  •^■-  P'^'ofsky 
[M-akers"     platform 

MIC  George  Alpert.  chairman  of  the  Bran- 
Iris  University  board  of  trustees,  and  Dr. 
\liram  L.  Sachar,  University  president.  Mor- 
ion Baum  of  Rochester,  N.  Y.  was 

Vpproximately  400  industry  leaders  at- 
fiided  the  testimonial   dinner.  They  repre- 

-fiited  both  management  and  labor, 
Inquently  attesting  to  the  esteem  in  which 

tlu-  entire  industry  holds  Mr.  Potofsky. 

Principal  figure  in  planning  the  event,  and 
i:i  obtaining  the  cooperation  of  industrial 
attains  in  the  men's  clothing  world,  was 
Morris  S.  Shapiro,  chairman  of  the  trus- 
ii.s'  committee  on  university  development 
ind    resources. 

.Samuel  Kappel  was  chairman.  Honorary 
'  liairman  of  arrangements  was  Morton 
Uaiim,  chairman  of  the  National  Clothing 
Manufacturers"   Association. 

lop  leaders  in  the  industry  served  as 
■  n  .  hairmen  for  the  notable  gathering  and 
inrluded  Louis  Bachmann,  Jr.,  Albert  Baxt, 
\iiRust  Bellanca,  Sidney  Benjamin,  Hyman 
Hliunberg,  Richard  Brazier,  Abraham  Chat- 
mail,  Harry  A.  Cobrin,  I.  M.  Cohen,  Jack 
iCohen,  Julius  G.  Cohen,  W.  P.  Cohen, 
TTisse  De  Dominicis.  Gladys  Dickason,  Dav- 
id Drechsler,  Julius  Frankel,  Sander  Genis, 
Jack  Goldfarb,  Ben  Goldman,  William  P. 
Goldman,  Isidor  Grossman,  Mrs.  Sidney 
llillman,  Louis  Hollander,  Paul  Kaminsky, 
lark  Kroll,  Julius  H.  Levy,  S.  L.  Loeb. 
iJavid  J.  Monas,  Hyman  Nemser,  Frank 
Kdsenbluni,  Joseph  Salerno.  Frank  Seiden- 
wiirm,  Ralph  Schneider,  Alfred  Shapiro, 
Morris  S.  Shapiro,  Charles  H.  Silver,  Louis 
Simon,  Mark  Trivison,  Jerome  Udell,  Mur- 
ray Weinstein,  and  Fred  Witty. 

BRANDEIS    RECEIVES    $50,000    GIFT 

A  850,000  benefaction  has  been  made  to 
Brandeis  University  by  a  nationally  known 
business  and  communal  leader,  Joseph  M. 
Linsey  of  Boston,  Mass. 

The  gift,  undesignated  for  a  specific  pur- 
pose, may  be  used  by  the  University  for 
either  capital  or  operating  expenses. 

Long  at  the  forefront  of  community  affairs, 
Mr.  Linsey  is  chairman  of  the  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity Athletic  Association;  a  trustee  of  Beth 
Israel  Hospital,  and  active  in  the  United 
Community  Services  and  the  American  Red 

A  trustee  of  the  Associated  Jewish  Phil- 
anthropies of  Boston  and  the  Combined 
Jewish  Appeal,  Mr.  Linsey  was  first  chair- 
man of  the  Combined  Appeal  Beverage  Divi- 
sion and  serves  as  its  honorary  chairman 

Cited  in  1948  by  the  Combined  Appeal 
beverage  leaders.  Mr.  Linsey  has  served  as 
head  of  the  Business  Men's  Council,  a  group 
of  Greater  Boston  business  and  professional 

Shortly  after  the  establishment  of  the  State 
of  Israel,  the  well  known  Boston  philanthro- 
pist flew  to  Jerusalem  to  confer  with  leaders 
of  the  new  state  regarding  its  relief  needs. 

Recently,  he  traveled  to  West  Berlin  to 
survey  the  relief  and  rehabilitation  activities 
of  the  Joint  Distribution  Committee. 

A  sports  enthusiast,  he  was  appointed  last 
April  to  serve  as  Greater  Boston  chairman 
of  the  Jewish  Olympics  this  fall. 

Mr.  Linsey  is  also  a  leader  in  B'nai  B'rith 
and  is  a  generous  supporter  of  numerous 
institutions  serving  the  American  community 
without  regard  to  race,  creed  or  color. 

National  Women's  Comnaittee  Chapters  Now 
Number  79  In  Cities  Throughout  Country 

(Continued  from  page  10) 


INDIANAPOLIS  —  Chapter  members 
gathered  in  the  home  of  Mrs.  David  Lurvey 
for  a  dessert  luncheon  with  Mrs.  Philip 
Meyers  of  Cincinnati,  national  vice-pres- 
ident, as  principal  speaker.  She  was  pre- 
sented by  Mrs.  Charles  F.  Efroymson,  Chap- 
ter president.  The  luncheon  was  arranged  by 
Mrs.  Philip  Adler,  Jr.,  life  membership  chair- 
man; Mrs.  Myron  Feiberg  and  Mrs.  Lurvey, 


HAVERHILL  —  This  chapter  will  be 
hostess  for  a  Merrimack  Valley  regional 
meeting  early  next  month.  Speaker  will  be 
novelist  Thomas  L.  Savage,  Brandeis  Eng- 
lish   professor. 


DETROIT  —  This  chapter  celebrated  its 
third  anniversary  at  a  garden  luncheon  at 
the  home  of  Mrs.  Edwin  Rosenthal,  Jr. 
Newly-installed  officers  are  Mrs.  Samuel  S. 
Aaron,  president ;  Mrs.  Leo  Mellen,  first  vice- 
president  ;  Mrs.  George  Golanty,  second  vice- 
president;  Mrs.  Leon  Wayburn,  treasurer; 
Mrs.  Lawrence  Segar,  assistant  treasurer; 
Mrs.  Harvey  Gass,  recording  secretary;  Mrs. 
James  H.  Wineman,  corresponding  secretary; 
Mrs.  Norman   Levey,  financial  secretary. 


KANSAS  CITY  —  At  the  annual  election 

meeting,  Mrs.  Clarence  Kivett  was  named 
president;  Mrs.  Harold  Mindlin,  first  vice- 
president;  Mrs.  Donald  Galamba,  second 
vice-president;  Mrs.  Herman  Hershman,  re- 
cording secretary;  Mrs.  David  Dann,  cor- 
responding secretary;  Mrs.  Chester  Litman, 
financial  secretary,  and  Mrs.  Arthur  Clasen, 
treasurer.  Mrs.  Barnett  C.  Helzberg,  past 
president,  was  elected  an  honorary  member 
of  the  board. 

New    Yorii 

BUFFALO  —  Mrs.  Michael  M.  Cohn, 
Chapter  president,  welcomed  members  and 
their  guests  at  a  festive  affair  in  the  West- 
wood  Country  Club.  Mr.  Berger  was  guest 
speaker.  Program  chairman  was  Mrs.  Irving 


CLEVELAND  —  Inspired  by  the  Creative 
Arts  Festival,  the  Cleveland  Chapter  pre- 
sented its  capsule  version  in  the  gardens  of 
Mrs.  A.  D.  Pelunis.  Mrs.  Alvin  F.  Mellman, 
Chapter  president,  presided  and  presented  a 
report  on  the  conference.  Mrs.  Harry  J. 
Dworkin  is  Chapter  program  chairman. 

COLUMBUS  —  Annual  summer  meeting 
of  this  chapter  was  held  in  the  garden  of 
Mrs.  Aaron  Zacks.  Mrs.  Sam  Wassernian 
headed  the  hostesses  who  included  Mmes. 
Armand  Abel,  Robert  Aronson,  Sidney  Berg. 
Harry  Kollus,  David  Levison,  Franz 
rich.  Program  chairman  was  Mrs.  E.  J. 




One  of  the  biggest  events  on  the 
Boston  social  calendar  this  year  will 
be  the  fifth  annual  membership  din- 
ner of  Greater  Boston  Chapter, 
Brandeis   Associates. 

The  affair  will  be  held  December 
6  in  the  main  ballroom  of  the  Hotel 
Statler  with  U.S.  Senator  Alexander 
Wiley  of  Wisconsin  as  guest  speaker. 

A  member  of  the  Senate  Foreign 
Relations  Committee  and  past  chair- 
man of  the  Judiciary  Committee, 
Senator  Wiley  is  scheduled  to  make 
a  major  policy  address. 

Chicagoan  Creates 
Teaching  Fellowship 

A  David  Borowitz  Teaching  Fellowship, 
named  for  the  owner  of  the  Bradley  Manu- 
facturing Company  of  Chicago,  III.,  has  been 
established  at   Brandeis  University. 

Mr.  Borowitz  has  also  endowed  the  Boro 
witz  Scholarship  Fund  at  Brandeis  Uni- 

Sorority   Renews    Gift, 
Tiiird    Straiglit   Year 

The  oldest  and  largest  Jewish  collegiate 
sorority  in  the  country  has  just  renewed  its 
gift  to  Brandeis  University  for  the  third 
straight   year. 

The  Greater  Chicago  Alumnae  Associa- 
tion of  Alpha  Epsilon  Phi  Sorority  has  given 
a  sum  of  money  to  be  used  for  the  benefit 
of  the  Psychology  Library  of  the  Graduate 
School   of   Brandeis   University. 

Mrs.  Philip  Aries  is  president  of  the  Asso- 
ciation. Mrs.  Maurice  Mandel  was  chairman 
of  the  committee  which  raised  the  funds. 
Others  participating  on  the  committee  in- 
cluded Mrs.  Edward  Fuld,  Mrs.  Elmer 
Friedman   and  Mrs.   Charles   Stein. 

The  first  honorary  degrees  in  Brandeis  history  were  presented  last  June,  at  the 
L  niversity  s  second  commencement  exercises.  The  three  recipients  were  George 
Alpert,  chairman  of  the.  Brandeis  board  of  trustees.  Senator  Paul  H.  Douglas 
of  Illinois,  and  Dr.  Louis  Ginzberg,  scholar  and  teacher. 

The  citations  follow: 

-GEORGE  ALPERT,  brilliant  and  re- 
sourceful lawyer  whose  talents  have  been 
generously  and  unstintingly  applied  to 
communal  service;  a 
leader  in  the  great 
humanitarian  relief 
campaigns  of  the 
past  two  decades 
which  have  been 
launched  to  succor 
the  unfortunate  and 
disinherited;  identi- 
fied from  the  outset 
with  the  founding 
and  the  building  of  Brandeis  University; 
president  of  the  board  of  trustees  of  the 
University  antedating  its  creation,  whose 
tenacity  and  courage  have  seen  the  Univer- 
sity through  its  darkest  pioneering  days  and 
have,  in  essence,  given  him  the  role  of 
the  Father  of  the  University,  and  entitle 
him  to  its  first  honorary  degree.  The  Hon- 
orary Degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws." 

George  Alpert 

DOUGLAS,    United 
Illinois,    whose    aca- 

Sen.  Paul  Douglas 

States  Senator  from 
demic  career  as  an 
inspiring  teacher  of 
economics  has  been 
a  springboard  for 
endless  services  as 
a  statesman :  w  ho 
strengthened  the 
democratic  faith  of 
his  people  by  resign- 
ing high  office  to  en- 
list   as    a    private    in 

the    Marine    Corps,    serving    gallantly,    and 
rising   by   demonstrated   merit   and   courage 

MORE    TH.4.X    I.OOO    SEEK    TO 

Selected  after  screening  more  than  a  thou- 
sand applications  for  admission,  Brandeis 
University's  freshman  class  this  fall  num- 
bers the  largest  in  its  history. 

Total  registration  as  the  new  academic 
year  opens  is  865,  with  552  students  living 
in    the    dormitories   on   campus. 

is  Grnzhrrs 

in  combat,  to  high  military  rank;  whose 
conscientious  and  objective  studies  of  un- 
employment, wages,  housing,  social  securi- 
ty, and  many  other  knotty  national  eco- 
nomic problems  have  made  him  an  inval- 
uable public  servant ;  w  hose  vision  has 
never  been  cribbed  or  cabined  and  confined 
by  narrow  political  partisanship.  The  Hon- 
orary Degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws." 

•LOUIS   GINZBERG,   beloved   scholar   who 
combines    the    mellow    wisdom    of    Jewish 
tradition    with    a    mastery    of   the    painfully 
amassed    learning    of 
the    contemporary 
western    world ;    gift- 
ed author  of  seminal 
volumes    which    have 
brought  new   insights 
to  whole  eras  of  the 
past;   frequently  hon- 
ored by  the  most  dis- 
tinguished  centers  of 
learning    in    the    old 

and  the  new  world;  canying  these  honoi- 
with  the  grace  and  the  modesty  of  the  truly 
spiritually  great.  The  Honorary  Degree  of 
Doctor  of  Humane  Letters." 

Vocariiun   Plionograpli 
Given   By   Association 

The  alumnae  of  the  first  public  grammar 
school  for  girls  in  the  United  States,  the  Han- 
cock School  Association,  has  presented  a 
Vocarium  Phonograph  to  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity for  use  in  its  Library. 

The  gift  was  made  in  memory  of  Margaret 
Nichols  Childs,  late  president  of  the  Han- 
cock School  Alumnae.  Mrs.  A.  L.  (Gertrude 
C.  Mann)   Laskey  is  present  head. 

Appointed  Assistant  Director 

Recently  appointed  assistant  director  of 
admissions  at  Brandeis  University  is  Philin 
J.  Driscoll  of  Waltham,  Mass. 

Mr.  Driscoll,  who  was  graduated  from 
Amherst  College  and  Harvard  University, 
has  served  as  a  member  of  the  faculties  of 
the  University  of  Notre  Dame  and  Boston 
University,  at  which  latter  institution  he  was 
assistant   professor  of   English. 



Washington,  D.  C. 

Benefactions  approximating  $26,000  were 
mnounced  at  a  meeting  of  the  Washington 
Chapter  of  the  Associates,  at  which  time 
ilso,  50  new  annual  members  were  enrolled 
ind  62  renewed. 

Sen.  Herbert  H.  Lehman  shared  speaking 
iniicirs  with  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar,  University 

Among  the  gifts  presented  was  a  year's 
rhdlarship  from  Joseph  Ottenstein.  Garfield 
Ka^s  and  Alex  Forman  each  gave  four-year 

Associate  life  memliers  enrolled  at  this 
iieeting  included  Senator  Lehman,  Paul 
jHimmelfarb  and  Cecil  Kaufmann. 

Mr.  Kaufmann  and  Ben  Ourisman  were  co- 
liairmen,    assisted    by    Charles    Kaplan    and 
Mr.  Himnielfarb. 

'  Sparking  the  organizational  committee  was 
\lr^.  S.  Norman  Diamond  who  headed  a 
ttuinen's  telephone  squad  which  worked  un- 
tiringly to  spur  attendance. 

Dptroit.  MU'h. 

Klaboratc  plans  are  underway  for  a  brunch- 
meeting  to  be  sponsored  by  the  Detroit  Chap- 
ter of  the  Associates,  in  November. 

The  committee  in  charge  comprises  the 
Chapter  officers,  Herbert  Blumberg,  presi- 
dent :  George  C.  Golanty,  Oscar  C.  Zemon. 
Frank  J.  Winton  and  Herbert  A.  Aronsson, 
working  with  Leonard  N.  Simons  and  Abe 

New  Orleans.  La. 

\i'w  Orleans  community  leaders  launched 
I  '  liapter  of  the  Brandeis  Associates  at  a 
Jinncr-nieeting  which  drew  a  large  and  en- 
lliu-iaslir  gathering  to  the  Petroleum  Club 
in  that  city. 

Guest  of  honor  and  principal  speaker  was 
Dr.  Sachar.  Heading  the  sponsoring  commit- 
tee was  Frank  Friedler.  assisted  by  a  large 
committee  of  civic-minded  workers. 

Outstanding  service  was  contributed  by 
Mrs.  Leo  Mervis,  president  of  the  local  chap- 
ter of  the  National  Women's  Committee  of 

Announcement  was  made  of  the  presenta- 
tion of  scholarships  by  B.  M.  Manheim  and 
children,  and  by  Mrs.  J.  Rittenberg.  A  partial 
scholarship  was  given  by  Seymour  K.  Weiss. 

Boston,  Mass. 

First  all-day  outing  of  the  Greater  Boston 
(Chapter  of  Associates  was  held  at  the  Pine- 
brook  Country  Club  and  its  success  has 
established  it  as  an  annual  social  function. 

Dr.  Sachar  and  Benny  Friedman,  the  Uni- 
versity's athletics  director,  addressed  the 
gathering.  Irving  Schwartz,  chairman,  was 
assisted  by  Hyman  Cohen,  Arnold  Cutler, 
Harold  Sherman  Goldberg,  Edward  Gold- 
stein, Lt.  Col.  B.  L.  Gorfinkle,  Sidney  L. 
Kaye,  Leon  Kowal,  Dr.  Max  Ritvo  and  H. 
Leon  .Sharmat. 

Toledo,  Ohio 

A  large  turn-out  which  gathered  for  a 
dinner-meeting  of  the  "foster  alumni"  in 
Toledo,  Ohio,  heard  Dr.  Max  Lerner  discuss 
the  University's  achievements  and  future 
plans.  The  speaker  heads  the  Graduate  School 
of  Arts  and  Sciences. 

Chairman  was  Abe  J.  Levine,  with  Martin 
,1.  Wiener,  co-chairman.  Committee  members 
included  Jerry  L  Baron,  Alfred  H.  Billstein. 
Henry  Bloch,  Irwin  Fruchtman,  Isadore 
Frumkin,  Marvin  Kobacker,  Arthur  Pass,  Irv 
Pollock,  Max  Romanoff,  Ben  Rubin,  Mil- 
ton Starsky,  Herman  Wiener,  and  Harold 

Pittsburgh,  Pa. 

Associates  of  Brandeis  University  in  Pitts- 
burgh, Pa.,  held  a  dinner-meeting  in  the 
Webster  Hall  Hotel,  addressed  by  Dr.  Max 
Lerner  and  Benny  Friedman. 

General  chairman  for  the  successful  event 
was  Max  Rogal,  whose  co-chairmen  were  Cy 


Representing  a  membership  of  6,000  with  chapters  active  in  41  states,  District 
l)f  Cohimbia  and  Canada,  the  Brandeis  University  Associates  held  its  third  annual 
National  Assembly  on  campus. 

Milton  Kahn  of  Boston,  national  chairman,  revealed  in  his  annual  report  that  a 
1^5  percent  increase  in  iiiembership  had  been  achieved  since  last  year  and  that  life 
:nenibership  had  doubled.  Contributions  for  life  memberships  are  $2,000  each, 

A  complete  revision  in  the  operation  of  individual  chapters  was  outlined  and 
ivill  be  put  into  effect  during  the  ensuing  year.  Each  chapter  will  function  as  a 
leparate  entity,  planning  report  meetings  on  the  progress  of  the  University  as  well 
IS  conducting  membership  work. 

Elected  to  the  office  of  national  secretary  was  Howard  E.  Wolfson  of  Chicago,  111. 

A  luncheon-meeting  in  the  attractive  Usen  Commons  Room,  addressed  by  Dr. 
\brain  L,  Sachar,  University  president,  highlighted  the  Assembly. 

Meetings  of  Associates  in  cities  throughout  the  country  have  spurred  activities 
II  liehalf  of  Brandeis  University  in  recent  months.  With  the  fall,  a  new  record  in 
misy  seasons  is  anticipated. 

Alfred  Shapiro 

Annual  Luncheon  of 
Men's  Apparel  Group 
Draivs  Record  Oowd 

One  hundred  forty  public-spirited  citizens 

prominent  in  the  Men's  Apparel  Industry 
gathered  recently  for  luncheon  at  the  Hotel 
Commodore.  New  York,  in  the  interests  of 
Brandeis  University. 

The  number  dou- 
bled last  year's  figure, 
a  tribute  to  the  ac- 
tivity and  organiza- 
tional talent  of  the 
r  hairman,  Alfred 
Shapiro,  as  well  as 
his  committee. 

A  Fellows'  certifi- 
cate was  presented  to 
Mr.  Shapiro  by  Dr. 
Ludwig  Lewisohn,  Brandeis  professor  of 
comparative  literature,  who  shared  the 
speakers'  platform  with  Benny  Friedman, 
director  of  athletics. 

Scholarship  gifts  were  announced  from 
Jack  Goldfarb  and  Harry  Denner.  Twenty- 
three  new  "foster  alumni"  were  enrolled. 

Announcement  was  made  also  of  Mr. 
Shapiro's  enrollment  as  a  life  member. 

Among  those  assisting  him  on  the  luncheon 
committee  were  Irving  Shampain,  Leonard 
Resnick,  Mr.  Denner,  Bert  Bacharach,  Victor 
Leon,  Bill  Berman  and  Sidney  Benjamin. 

Mr.  Shampain  performed  "yeoman's  serv- 
ice" in  helping  to  enlarge  attendance.  Others 
who  rendered  outstanding  service  included 
Harry  Reimer,  Ted  Kruger  and  Shepard 

Alpern,  Herman  Fineberg,  Samuel  Goldberg, 
N.  P.  Kann,  Stanley  Kann,  Leonard  Krieger. 
Harry  Soffer  and  Hon.  Samuel  A.  Weiss. 

North  Shore,  Mass. 

The  University's  president  was  also  honored 
at  the  third  annual  dinner-meeting  of  the 
North  Shore  Associates  at  the  Kernwood 
Country  Club,  Salem,  Mass.  Harry  Rerais, 
chairman  of  the  Chapter,  was  in  general 
charge  of  arrangements. 

Sullivan    Connt>',    Bf.    Y. 

The  Concord  Hotel  at  Kiamesha  Lake,  New 
York,  was  the  scene  of  a  dinner-meeting  of 
the  Sullivan  County  Associates,  with  .Arthur 
Winarick,  president  of  the  resort,  as  host. 

Speaker  for  the  occasion  was  Di-.  Max 

Among  those  who  assisted  Mr.  Winarick. 
chairman  for  this  outstanding  event,  were 
Raymond  Parker  and  Bernard  Wiess,  co- 



Augmenting  a  distinguished  roster  of  men  and  women  eminent  in  the  arts  and 
prominent  in  business  and  professional  life.  16  additional  Fellows  of  Brandeis 
University  were  appointed  during  the  past  academic  year.  Announcement  of  the 
appointments  was  made  by  George  Alpert.  chairman  of  the  board  of  trustees. 

Knitwear,  Sportswear 
Industry  Adds  54 
To  'Foster  Alumni' 

Fifty-four  new  members  were  added  to 
Brandeis  University's  "foster  alumni"  in  the 
Knitwear  and  Sportswear  Industry  at  a  din- 
ner sponsored  recently  in  the  Waldorf 
Astoria,  New  York  City. 

Guest  speaker  for  the  occasion  was  George 
Alpert,  chairman  of  the  Brandeis  board  of 
trustees,  who  stressed  the  University's  con- 
tributions to  the  field  of  higher  education. 

Special  gifts  were  announced  from  David 
and  Julius  Israel.  Michael  and  Anna 
Lazarus,  Dorothy  Korby  and  Aaron  Skop. 

Co-chairmen  for  the  event  were  Julius 
Israel.  Miss  Francine  Kaufman.  Bill  Reid. 
.\nna  Rosenstock  Lazarus.  William  Thomas 
and   Mrs.   ."Mbertine   White. 

Outstanding  work  in  behalf  of  the  meet- 
ing was  done  by  Mrs.  White  and  Miss  Kauf- 
man whose  efforts  contributed  significantly 
to  its  success. 

Committee  members  included  Bill 
Thomas,  Arnold  Saltzman,  Elliot  Turgen, 
Betty  Vitale,  Marion  Murray.  Helen  Cahn, 
Robert  Newman  and  Paul  Sneider. 

Gov.  McKeldin 

Senator  Herbert  H.   Lehman  of  New  York 
serves  as  honorary  chairman  of  the  Fellows. 
Chairman  is  Frank  L. 
Weil,  well  known   at- 
torney,   also   of   New 

Fellows  of  Brandeis 
University  now  repre- 
sent 34  cities  in  20 
states  and  Canada. 
First  to  be  appointed 
a  Fellow  was  Dr.  Sel- 
man  Waksman,  noted 
microbiologist  responsible  for  the  discovery 
of  streptomycin. 

Among  the  newly-appointed  Fellows  is  the 
Hon,  Theodore  R.  McKeldin.  Governor  of 
Maryland.  Others  honored  with  appointments 
as  Fellows  during  the  past  academic  year 
include  the  following: 

Abraham  Feinberg,  president  of  Hamil- 
ton Hosiery  Mills,  Inc..  New  York  City, 
and  a  national  chairman  of  the  Weizmann 
Instrtute;  Jacob  A.  Goldfarb,  president  of 
Union  Underwear  Co.,  Inc..  New  York  City, 
"Fruit  of  the  Loom,"  and  a  leader  of  the 
intergroup  movement  in  the  United  States. 

J.    M.    Kaplan,    president    of    the    Welch 


Physical  transformation  of  the  Brandeis 
campus,  completed  and  in  progress,  greeted 
returning  students  and  testified  to  unrelent- 
ing construction  work  throughout  the  summer. 

Completed  is  the  new  $75,000  three-story 
wing  to  the  Library,  the  cost  of  which  has 
been  assumed  by  the  National  Women's  Com- 
mittee which  is  also  providing  equipment. 

The  second  floor  of  the  new  wing  plus 
the  old  floor  stacks  now  comprise  reading 
area,  enlarging  seating  capacity  to  more 
than  300. 

All  the  remaining  area  has  been  devoted 
to  stack  space  with  the  exception  of  the 
lower  floor  which  houses  library  administra- 
tive offices.  Stack  space  has  been  increased  to 
110,000  volumes. 

-Meyer  Jaffe,  chairman  of  the  trustees' 
building  committee,  has  announced  that  the 
new  Student  Union  Building  will  be  com- 
pleted this  month. 

An  ultra-modem  brick  and  glass  structure, 

the  new  student  center  will  house  a  large 
dining  room,  spacious  student  lounge,  and  a 
recreation  room  which  may  be  divided  into 
offices  for  student  organizations.  The  lounge 
will  overlook  a  patio  and  circular  pool  in 
the  Hamilton  Quadrangle. 

Mr.  Jaffe  reports  that  the  new  $200,000 
women's  dormitory,  rising  in  Hamilton  Quad- 
rangle, will  be  completed  by  mid-December. 

The  new  building,  which  will  follow  the 
modern  functional  lines  of  the  other  units 
in  Hamilton  Quadrangle,  will  house  36  rooms 
accommodating  81  women. 

Plans  have  been  announced  for  the  David 
Stoneman  Infirmary  which  will  be  built 
through  the  generosity  of  Mrs.  David  Stone- 
man  and  children  of  Boston.  It  will  contain 
14  beds,  a  doctors"  suite  and  nurses"  quarters. 

Other  plans  include  construction  of  a  ter- 
rarium  by  means  of  a  gift  in  memory  of 
the  late  Samuel  J.  Brown  of  Baltimore,  given 
by  his  widow,  Mrs.  Samuel  J.  Brown. 

Grape  Juice  Co..  New  \  ork  City,  and  mem-] 
her  of  board  of  trustees.  New  School  fori 
Social  Research :  Edward  H.  Kavinoky,  out- 
standing attorney  and  communal  leader  of 
Buffalo,  N.  Y.:  Philip  M.  Klutznick.  of  Park! 
Forest,  III.,  former  Housing  Commissioner 
under  President  Truman  and  newly-elerted 
president   of  B"nai   B"rith. 

Fredric  R.  Mann,  founder  of  Robin  Hood 
Dell  in  Philadephia,  Pa.,  and  president  of 
the  Seaboard  Container  Corp..  that  city: 
William  Mazer  of  Hudson  Pulp  &  Paper 
Corp..  New  York  City,  and  national  chair 
man    of   Muscular   Dystrophy   .Association. 

-Also,  the  following  communal  leaders: 
Harry  L.  Epstein  of  the  Metropolitan  Liq- 
uor Co.,  Milwaukee,  Wise.;  Frank  H.  Reit- 
man  of  Galsworthy  Inc.,  Newark.  N.  J.: 
Jack  Segall  Resler,  president  of  Hercules 
Trouser  Co..  Columbus,  0.:  .Alfred  Shapiro 
of  -Alfred  of  New  York,  New  York  City: 
David  Tannenbaum,  prominent  attorney 
and  Mayor  of  Beverly  Hills;  Philip  F. 
Vineberg  of  Montreal.  Canada,  distinguished 
attorney  and  faculty  member  of  McGill  Uni- 
versity; Abraham  Warshaw,  president  of 
-Atlantic  Gummed  Paper  Corp.,  Brooklyn, 
N.  Y.,  and  Ben  D.  Zevin,  president  of  The 
World  Publishing  Co.,  Cleveland,  0.,  and 
one  of  the  leading  figures  in  the  American 
publishing  industry. 

The  Fellows,  all  of  whom  have  manifested 
an  active  interest  in  the  development  of  the 
University,  have  served  as  ambassadors  of 
good  will  for  the  University  in  their  indi- 
vidual spheres  of  influence. 


Rapidly  expanding  is  the  life  member- 
ship roll  of  the  National  Women's  Commit- 
tee of  Brandeis  University,  under  the 
direction  of  Mrs.  Edward  Rose  of  Boston, 
Mass..    national    life    membership    chairman. 

Newest  project  has  been  the  publication 
of  a  handsome  life  membership  folder  pre- 
senting succinctly  the  aims  of  the  Women's 
Committee  and  with  a  cover  highlighted  by 
campus  scenes. 

Life  membership  is  $100  and  at  the  pres- 
ent time  there  are  4,676  life  members. 


iYRACVSE,  IS.  Y.  .  .  First  installment  of  an  article  in  two  parts  titled  "The  Farewell 
n  Medieval  F'rench  Poetry,"  by  Dr.  Jay  W.  Gossner,  Brandeis  instructor  in  romance  and 
■lassical  languages,  was  published  in  a  recent  issue  of  Symposium,  journal  devoted  to 
nodern  foreign  languages  and  literatures.  The  second  installment  will  appear  in  the 
November  issue  ....  WILMl!\GT01S,  DEL.  .  .  The  tale  Milton  Kutz.  retired  DuPonl 
Company  executive,  who  provided  in  his  will  for  charitable  bequests  totaling  almost  $200,000 
ind  jor  the  establishment  of  an  educational  foundation  to  be  administered  on  an  inter- 
lenominational  basis,  made  a  specific  bequest  to  Brandeis  Univer.'^ity.  together  with  other 

OKLAHOMA  CITY,  OKLA.  .  .  Many  new  members  joined  Brandeis  University's 
i'foster  alnmni"'  al  a  cocktail  party  sponsored  in  the  interests  of  the  University  by 
Pi  Tau  Pi  Fraternity  with  Kurt  Schweitzer  as  chairman,  a.ssisted  by  Charles 
Flexner  and  Ed  Hoffman.  Norman  Hirschfield,  loastmaster.  introduced  Dr.  .Abram 
L.  Sachar,  University  president,  who  addressed  the  group.  Enrolled  as  a  life  mem- 
ber was  S.  N.  Goldman.  Outstanding  services  in  assisting  the  committee  were 
aerformed  by  Mrs.  I.  J.  Lappin. 

rAlSGLEfT  OOD,  M.4SS.  .  .  "Notturno,"  composed  by  Brandeis  Professor  Irving  G.  Fine 
va.';  conducted  by  him  at  a  concert  in  the  famed  Music  Shed.  Mr.  Fine  was  a  member  of 
he  Berkshire  Music  Center  faculty.  Elliot  Silverstein,  Brandeis  instructor  in  the  theatre 
irts,  did  a  dramatic  narration  with  orchestra  of  a  chapter  from  "Moby  Dick."  He  also  was 
tage  director  for  the  Wellesley  Theatre-on-the-Green. 

iPRINGFIELD,  MASS.  .  .  A  Royal  Haggadah  teas  given  to  the  University  Library 
"ty  Mrs.  Edward  Schaffer  of  this  city,  past  president  of  the  Springfield  Chapter 
>/  the  ISational  Women^s  Committee.  The  first  of  this  edition  illustrated  by  Szyk, 
yf  tvhich  only  125  were  printed  in  1939,  was  presented  to  King  George  VI.  Most 
valuable  volume  in  the  Brandeis  Library,  the  Royal  Haggadah  is  the  first  item 
n  an  anticipated  collection  of  rare  and  precious  Hebraica  ....  BLOOMIISGTOIS, 
'1\D.  .  .  Brandeis  Professor  Wolf  Leslau  was  a  member  of  the  summer  session  faculty  of 
he  Linguistic  Institute  sponsored  by  the  Linguistic  Society  of  America  and  Indiana 

{CHICAGO,  ILL.  .  .  Dr.  Henry  Popkin,  Brandeis  instructor  in  English,  has  been  invited 
o   read   a   paper   on   contemporary   verse   drama   at   the   convention   of   the    Modern    Language 

\~-iKiation  to  be  Iiehj 


re  in  December. 

iCAMBRIDGE,  MASS.  .  .  Brandeis  President  Abram  L.  Sachar  was  a  keynote 
jipeaker  at  Harvard  Summer  School's  annual  Conference  on  Educational  .Admin- 
stration  held  in  cooperation  with  the  American  Council  on  Education.  Other 
speakers  included  .Arthur  S.  Adams,  president  of  the  American  Council  on  Educa- 
ion  and  former  president  of  the  University  of  New  Hampshire;  Dr.  Herold  C. 
Sunt,  general  superintendent  of  schools  in  Chicago  who  recently  was  appointed 
"harles  William  Eliot  Professor  of  Education  at  Harvard,  and  Palmer  Hoyt, 
;ditor  of  the  Denver  Post. 

STAMFORD,  COISIS.  .  .  "Goethe  and  World  Literature:  The  German  Tradition"  was  the 
'ubject  of  a  talk  by  Dr.  Harry  Zohn  of  Brandeis'  German  department  at  the  first  annual 
Friendship  Week  sponsored  by  the  American-European  Friendship  Association  at  the 
■toosevelt   School.   M.   Henri   Bonnet,  Ambassador  of  France,  was  an  honorary  chairman. 

Perfume,  Cosmetic  and 
Drug  Leaders  Gather  in 
Behalf  of  Brandeis 

Leading  figures  in  the  Perfume,  Cosmetic 
and  Drug  Industry  gathered  for  a  festive 
dinner-dance  at  the  Waldorf  Astoria,  New 
York  City,  in  behalf  of  Brandeis  University. 

Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar,  University  pres- 
ident, addressed  the  meeting  which  was 
highlighted  by  presentation  of  Fellows'  cer- 
tificates to  Samuel  Rubin  and  Jack  I.  Poses. 

Among  those  who  assisted  Messrs.  Rubin 
and  Poses,  co-chairmen  for  the  meeting, 
were  Lewis  G.  Bernstein,  Oscar  Kolin. 
Joseph  L.  Mailman,  Richard  Salomon, 
Herbert   F.   Storfer   and   Herbert   Brandt. 

Handsome  invitations,  programs  and  favors 
for  the  affair  were  designed  by  Amelia 
Bassin   and  Ira   Schwartz. 

Livingston  Fellowship 
To  Further  Research 
Established  by  ADL 

A  Sigmund  Livingston  Fellowship,  which 
will  further  a  research  project  already  in 
progress  at  Brandeis  University,  has  been 
established  by  the  Anti-Defamation  League 
of   B'nai    B'rith. 

The  project,  under  the  supervision  of 
Laurence  Fuchs,  political  science  instructor, 
is  an  attempt  to  determine  why  voters  cast 
their   ballots   as   they   do. 

More  than  300  interviews  have  already 
been  obtained,  with  Brandeis  undergrad- 
uates serving  as  interviewers. 

Sigmund  Livingston,  late  philanthropist  of 
Bloomington,  111.,  founded  the  Anti-Defama- 
tion  League   of   B'nai   B'rith   40  years   ago. 

New  Teaching  Fellowship 
Named  for  Aaron  Settle 

Enabling  talented  graduate  students  to 
complete  their  higher  education  and,  at  the 
same  time,  strengthening  the  faculty  of  the 
School  of  Creative  Arts,  a  new  Brandeis 
University  fellowship  has  been  established 
in  the  field  of  music. 

Known  as  the  Aaron  Settle  Teaching 
Fellowship,  it  honors  Mr.  Settle  of  Smith 
and  Settle,  Chicago  food  brokers.  It  was 
established  by  Milton  and  Charles  Horwitz 
of  Silver  Skillet  Foods  of  Chicago,  111.,  and 
Harry  Pearlman  of  the  National  Paper  Cor- 
poration of  Pennsylvania,  manufacturers  of 
Swanee  Paper  Products. 





Gus  Ranis,  '52.  newly-elected  president  of 
the  Alumni  Association  of  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity, traveled  to  Washington,  D.  C,  recently 
to  attend  the  American  Alumni  Council  Con- 

Other  officers  on  the  new  Brandeis  Alumni 
Association  state  are  ■'\be  Heller,  '53.  vice- 
president:  Theresa  Danley,  '53,  secretary, 
and  Jack  Barber,  '52.  treasurer. 

Happily  settled  at  Vassar  College, 
which  awarded  her  its  Helen  Gates 
Putnam  Fellowship,  is  Adele  Segal,  '53, 
who  is  leaching  and  doing  research  in 

A  three-man  committee  has  been  formed 
to  act  as  liaison  between  the  Alumni  Associa- 
tion and  the  University  president.  It  com- 
prises Marshall  Sterman,  '53,  Abe  Heller, 
'53,  and  Paul  Levenson,  '52.  who  will  meet 
with  Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar  during  the  school 
year  to  discuss   Alumni  policy. 

Deluged  with  applications  for  admission. 
Registrar  C.  Ruggles  Smith  was  nonetheless 
startled  when  he  received  recently  an  ap- 
plication for  the  freshman  class  of  Septem- 
ber. 1969! 

/(  was  submitted  in  the  name  of  Toni  A. 
Robblee,  daughter  of  the  William  W.  Rob- 
blees.  Toni  was  born  last  May  28  just  before 
her  mother  (nee  Lois  Spiro)  was  graduated 
with  the  Class  of  '53. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

Claire  Tickner,  '52,  is  doing  tubercu- 
losis research  as  a  laboratory  assistant 
in  experimental  pathology  at  the  Phipps 
Institute  of   the   University   of   Pennsyl- 

Continuing  his  biochemistry  studies  at 
New  York  University's  Bellevue  Medical 
Center  is  Eugene  L.  Saklad.  '52.  who  dur- 
ing the  summer  was  associated  with  the 
Surgical  Research  Department  of  New  York 

Brandeis  globe-trotters  who  toured  Europe 
during  the  summer  include  Robert  Shapiro. 
'52  .  .  .   Barbara   Levine.  '53. 

Alice  Kraus,  '53,  who  has  entered  Yale 
School  of  Drama,  was  stage  manager 
and  production  assistant  at  Wellesley 
Theatre-on-lhe-Green,  the  past  summer. 



A  teaching-research  fund  with  particular 
emphasis  on  physiological  studies  has  been 
established  at  Brandeis  University  by  Dr. 
Julius  M.  Rogoff  of  Rowayton.  Conn. 

Professor  emeritus  of  endocrinology  at  the 

Scholarship  Fund  Is 
Created  In  Memory 
Oi  Bertha  Blotner 

A  $15,000  gift  to  establish  a  Brandeis 
University  scholarship  fund  dedicated  to  the 
memory  of  Bertha  Blotner  of  Asbury  Park, 
N.  J.,  has  been  presented  by  her  family. 

Plans  are  to  augment  the  fund  from  time 
to  time  and.  ultimately,  it  will  be  used  to 
erect  a  memorial  building  which  will  help 
serve  the  needs  of  the  University  while  per- 
Iietuating  the  name  of  Bertha  Blotner. 

In  awarding  scholarships  from  the  fund 
initial  preference  will  be  given  to  gifted 
or  needy  students  who  have  graduated  from 
Asbnry  Park  High  School. 

The  Blotner  family  is  well  known  in  ."Vsbury 
Park  where  Joseph  Blotner  has  resided  and 
gained  prominence  as  a  merchant  for  35 
years.  Daughters  are  Mrs.  H.  J.  Silver  of 
Dallas,  Texas,  and  Mrs.  M.  J.  Baumwell  of 
Jamaica,  N.  Y. 

Community  leaders  of  Asbury  Park  and 
friends  of  the  late  Mrs.  Blotner  gathered 
for  a  memorial  luncheon  in  that  city,  at 
which  time  announcement  of  the  scholarship 
fund  was  made.  Emanuel  M.  Gilbert,  Bran- 
deis director  of  public  affairs,  conveyed  the 
University's  greetings. 

Max  Adier  Scholarship 
To  Aid  Music  Students 

A  long-standing  interest  in  and  apprecia- 
tion for  music,  which  was  an  integral  part  of 
the  life  of  Max  Adler,  has  been  fittingly 
memorialized  by  establishment  of  an  annual 
scholarship  favoring  talented  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity students  who  major  in  music. 

The  annual  Max  Adler  Memorial  Scholar- 
ship has  been  established  by  the  Max  and 
Sophie  R.  Adler  Fund  in  memory  of  Mr. 
Adler  by  his  wife.  Mrs.  Max  Adler  of  Bev- 
erly  Hills,  Calif.,  and   their  children. 

The  latter  include  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Leonard 
M.  Sperry  of  Los  Angeles,  Calif.;  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Bernard  L.  Mayers  of  Beverly  Hills: 
Cyrus  M.  Adler,  also  of  Beverly  Hills,  and 
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Robert  S.  Adler  of  Highland 
Park.  111. 

University  of  Pittsburgh  and  director  Ml 
the  Medical  Research  Laboratory  of  tbel 
G.  N.  Stewart  Memorial  Fund,  Dr.  RogoffI 
discovered  the  life-sustaining  hormone  of! 
the  adrenal  gland 
(cortex),  "interrena- 
lin."  and  evolved  the 
most  successful  treat- 
ment for  Addison's 
disease  by  adminis- 
tration of  interrena- 

The  Rogoff  Foun- 
dation grants.  be- 
ginning with  $50,000, 

announced  Brandeis  President  Abram  L. 
Sachar,  will  be  utilized  to  strengthen  biol- 
ogy offerings  at  the  University,  with  special 
reference  to  physiology.  They  will  be  used 
for  both  teaching  and  research  and  also 
for   laboratory   development. 

Varsity  Athletic  Schedules 




University  of  Bridgeport 




Northeastern  (HomecamfngJ 




Boston    University 




Wayne   University 




University  of  Mass. 




Springfield  College 




New  Haven  St.  Tchers.  Coll. 





Gorham   Teachers 












Boston   University 




Boston   College 




St.   Michael's 








Belmont   Abbey 




Miami    University 








Belmont    Abbey 
















Brooklyn  College 




Rider   College 








(opponent  to   be   namedj 












Amer.    International 




St.  Anselm's 




Wayne   University 




Boston  College 




Enrolled  at  the  Sibelius  Academy  in  Helsinki,  Finland,  where  he  is  furthering 
his  music  studies,  is  Malcolm  A.  Sibulkin,  '53,  who  was  awarded  a  Fulbright  scholar- 
ship for  a  year's  study  in  Europe  .... 

"La  Corne  du  Grand  Pardon"  (The  Horn  of  the  Great  Atonement)  is  the  title 
of  the  latest  book  by  Dr.  Claude  A.  S.  Vigee,  Brandeis  associate  professor  of  romance 
languages  and  literature.  Dr.  Vigee  has  been  named  to  review  new  French  books  for 
Renascence,  scholarly  American  Catholic  magazine  .... 

Brandeis  University  was  on  exhibit  in  photographs  at  the  Berlin  Trade  Fair  in 
Germany,  last  month,  when  American  ways  of  life  were  demonstrated  to  give  Berliners 
"an  object  lesson  in  democracy."  The  United  States  exhibit  was  sponsored  by  the 
State  Department  .... 

Simultaneous  election  to  the  boards  of  three  psychological  societies  was  the 
honor  recently  accorded  Prof.  A.  H.  Maslow,  chairman  of  the  Brandeis  Graduate 
Committee  in  Psychology  and  now  a  director  of  the  Massachusetts  Psychological 
Association,  Society  for  the  Psychological  Study  of  Social  Issues,  and  the  American 
Psychological  Association.  "Love  in  Healthy  People"  is  the  title  of  a  section  by  Dr. 
Maslow  contained  in  a  new  book  edited  by  Ashley  Montagu  on  "The  Meaning  of 
Love"  .... 

Max  Perlitsh,  '52,  and  Dr.  Albert  Kelner  of  the  Brandeis  biology  department, 
are  co-authors  of  an  article  featured  in  a  recent  issue  of  Science  magazine.  Its  subject: 
"Reduction  by  Reactivating  Light  of  the  Frequency  of  Phenocopies  Induced  by  Ultra- 
violet Light  in  Drosophila  melanogaster"  .... 

A  stirring  climax  to  the  Koussevitzky  memorial  concert  which  was  a  part  of  the 
Boston  Symphony  Orchestra's  Berkshire  Festival  was  presentation  of  the  Medal  of  the 
Bruckner  Society  of  America  to  Conductor  Leonard  Bernstein,  Brandeis  professor  of 
music.  The  Society  is  dedicated  to  the  propagation  of  music  by  Anton  Bruckner  and 
Gustav  Mahler. 




Entered  as  Second  Clats  Matter  ot 
the   Post   Office  at   Boston,  Mass. 

Brandeis  National  Organization  Heads 
Pledge   Continued    Loyalty  And   Effort 

With  the  opening  of  Brandeis  University's  sixth  academic  year,  its  four  national  associations 
face  a  year  which  promises  to  be  one  of  the  busiest,  most  event-filled  in  Brandeis  annals. 
Enthusiastically  facing  this  prospect,  the  association  heads  have  pledged  continued 
loyalty    and    redoubled    efforts    by    their    organizations    in    behalf    of    the    University. 


National  President. 

The  National  Women's  Committee 

"Our  efforts  will  be  dedicated  to  meeting  suc- 
cessfully our  increased  financial  commilnients; 
to  sustaining  the  interest  and  enthusiasm  of  our 
40.000  niciiihers;  to  maintaining  the  high  stand- 
ards of  organizational  techniques  and  educa- 
tional activities  of  our  79  chapters  through  the 
newly-created  Chapter  Service  Committee:  and  to 
bringing  the  story  of  Brandeis  and  the  im- 
portant role  of  the  Women's  Committee  to  new 
communities,  with  the  ultimate  establishment  of 
many  new  Women's  Committee  chapters." 


National  Chairman. 

Brandeis  University  Associates 

"The  Associates  have  grown  from  a  handful  to 
more  than  6,000  in  the  past  five  years  ...  a 
growth  paralleling  the  amazing  development  of 
the  University.  We  look  forward  to  a  continued 
expansion  of  the  Associates  movement  so  that 
we  may  continue  to  assist  Brandeis  to  attain  its 
position  of  deserved  pre-eminence  in  the  world 
of  higher  education.  As  the  University's  'foster 
alumni,'  we  are  dedicated  to  helping  our  Uni- 
versity progress  by  providing  a  major  portion  of 
its  current  operating  needs." 


Brandeis   University 
Athletic  Association 

"As  we  look  back  to  our  humble  beginnings  only 
a  few  short  years  ago,  we  in  the  Athletic  Associa- 
tion feel  a  tremendous  pride  at  what  Brandeis 
University  has  accomplished  athletically.  Bran- 
deis learns  now  compete  on  equal  footing  with 
those  of  other  fine  colleges  and  universities. 
Brandeis  athletic  facilities  are  on  a  par  with  tin- 
finest.  The  Athletic  Association  will  intensify  its 
efforts  to  assist  both  the  athletics  program  and 
the  University's  total  program  to  continue  its 




Friends  o(  the 

School  of  the  Creative  Arts 

"The  creative  arts  program  at  the  University  is 
one  which  has  brought  to  Brandeis  a  measure  of 
national  recognition  which  is  a  source  of  pride 
in  academic  circles.  We  of  the  Friends  of  the 
Creative  Arts  are  proud  of  our  role  in  helping 
to  make  this  possible  and  we  look  forward  to 
even  greater  achievements.  Our  efforts  will  be 
heightened  so  that  we  may  grow,  continually 
adding  our  strength  and  support  to  the  program 
of  the  Scliool  of  the  Creative  Arts  of  Brandeis 



February  195 


The  Board  of  Trustees 

George  Alpert,  Chairman 
Joseph  F.  Ford,  Treasurer 
Norman  S.  Rabb,  Secretary 
James  J.  Axei.rod 
Abraham   Feinberc 
Meyer  Jaffe 
Jack  M.  Kaplan 
Dudley  Kimball 
Jessie  Kramer 
Adele  Rosenwald  Levy 


William  Mazer 
Joseph  M.  Proskauer 
Israel  Rogosin 
Eleanor  Roosevelt 
Jacob  Shapiro 
Morris  S.  Shapiro 

President  of  the  University 
Dr.  Abram  L.  Sachar 

Fellows  of  the  University 

Hon.  Herbert  H.  Lehman, 
Honorary  Chairman 

Frank  L.  Weil, 

Mrs.  Louis  L  Kramer 


National  IT  omen's  Committee 

Milton  Kahn 
National  Chairman, 
Brandeis  Associates 

Joseph  Linsey 


Brandeis  Athletic  Association 

Daniel  Weisberc 


Friends  of  the  School  of  Creative 

Gustav  Ranis,  '52 


Alumni  Association 



Graduate  Srhool Inauguration 

A    Seal    of    Uistini'tion 

Itrnndeisi   Portraits 

IVews  of   the   I'niversltv 


The  Lighter  Side 




iimide  back  cover 

outHidc  back  cover 

On  The  Cover   .   .   . 

Runner-up  in  the  nationwide  contest  for  American  Campus  Queen 
was  Barbara  Miller,  '57,  of  Newark,  N.  J.,  whom  our  camera  has 
caught  at  the  entrance  of  the  new  Student  Center.  The  contest  was 
held  in  New  York  City  where  the  Brandeis  coed  competed  against 
girls  from  colleges  and  universities  throughout  the  country. 
Rating  was  on  the  basis  of  beauty,  intelligence  and  poise. 

office  of  public  AFFAIRS 
Emanuel  M.  Gilbert,  Director 

Editor:  Nanette  II.  Bernstein 

Campus   photos   by    Ralph   Nornian 

VOL.  ill.  No.  3  FEBRUARY,  1954 

Brandeis  University  Bulletin,  published  five  times  a  year  (once  in  August, 
October.  February,  March  and  May)  at  Brandeis  University,  ^  althani  54, 
Mass.    Entered    as    second    class    matter    at    the    Post    Office    at    Boston,    Mass. 

rocessional  figures  included  (I.  to  r.)  Brandeis  Trustees  Abraham  Feinberg, 
Villiam  Mazer,  Mrs.  Jessie  Kramer,  James  Axelrod,  Norman  Rabb,  Joseph 
'ord  and  Morris   S.  Shapiro,   and   Brandeis  Registrar  C.   Ruggles  Smith. 



'     registration    desk    is    Dr.    A.    Chester    Hanford, 
vd    professor   of    government   and    former   dean 

y  yard    College. 


HE  COLORFUL  TAPESTRY  of  academic  procession  inherited 
from  medieval  custom  was  once  again  unfolded  —  and  in  a 
setting  as  modern  as  tomorrow  —  when  Brandeis  University 
formally  inaugurated  its  Graduate  School  of  Arts  and  Sciences. 

Dignified  and  impressive  was  the  ])arade  of  capped-and- 
gowned  delegates  from  17H  colleges,  universities,  and  learned 
societies,  marching  into  the  Shapiro  Athletic  Center,  down  the 
aisle  between  the  spectators,  and  onto  the  ])latforni  where  seats 
of  honor  waited. 

Contrasting  with  the  delegates"  measured  tread  and  solemn 
mien  were  the  gay  colors  boldly  stroked  against  their  sombre 
black  gowns.  Purple,  scarlet  and  other  brilliant  hues  flashed 
from  hoods,  stoles  and  sleeves  to  denote  institutions  re])resented 
and  academic  degrees  attained. 

They  marched  according  to  tradition,  in  the  order  of  the 
founding  dates  of  their  institutions.  Headitig  the  procession  was 
Dean  Francis  M.  Rogers  of  Harvard  (founded  in  1636)  and  last 
was  St.  Claire  Drake.  Esq..  of  Chicago's  Roosevelt  College  (1945). 

rljMLXENT  SCIENTISTS  in  the  procession  included  Dr.  Kirtley 
F.  Mather,  rejiresenting  the  American  Association  for  the  Ad- 
vancement of  Science,  and  Dr.  Harlow  Shapley,  delegate  of  both 
the  American  Academy  of  Arts  and  Sciences  and  the  American 
Philosophical  Society. 

The  widely-esteemed  Right  Reverend  Monsignor  John  L 
McNultv    was    the    delegate    of    Selon    Hall    University.    Dr.    J. 

w:^ — ^ 

Fellows  of  Brandeis  University  porfici* 
poting  in  the  exercises  included  (I.  to  r.) 
Philip  M.  Meyers,  Cincinnati,  Ohio; 
Herman  Wiener,  Toledo,  Ohio,  and 
Edward    Kavinoky,    Buffalo,    N.    Y. 



Women's  Commillee  officers  (I.  to  r.) 
Mrs.  Irving  Abroms,  notional  honorary 
director;  Mrs.  Harry  L.  Michaels,  national 
honorary  vice-president;  Mrs.  Abraham 
Baker,  Boston  Chapter  president;  ond 
Mrs.  Louis  I.  Kramer,  notional  president. 

Wendell    Yeo.   vice-president   of   Boston   University,   represented 
both  that  University  and  the  Association  of  Urban  Universities. 

Walter  H.  Bieringer,  prominent  Boston  civic  leader  and  a 
member  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  of  Howard  University,  repre- 
sented that  famed  Negro  institution.  Dr.  Harry  A.  Wolfson. 
well-known  Harvard  professor,  was  delegate  of  the  Medieval 
Academy  of  America.  Dr.  A.  Chester  Hanford.  Harvard  professor 
of  government  and  former  dean  of  Harvard  College,  represented 
the  American  Political  Science  Association. 

Massachusetts  Commissioner  of  Education  John  J.  Desmond, 
Jr.,  who  participated  in  the  ceremonies  officiallv  opening  Brandeis 
University  in  1948,  was  also  a  member  of  this  procession. 

The  University  of  the  State  of  New  York,  one  of  the  earliest 
official  accrediting  agents  to  unconditionally  recognize  Brandeis 
University,  was  represented  by  Miss  Margaret  Kelly. 

X  RINCIPAL  SPEAKER  for  this  historic  event,  celebrating 
six-year-old  Brandeis  University's  first  graduate  school,  was  the 
president  of  a  distinguished  neighboring  university  —  Dr.  James 
R.  Killian.  Jr.,  of  Massachusetts  Institute  of  Technology. 

He  stressed  the  role  played  by  scholars  and  universities  in 
the  struggle  against  communism  and  declared  the  "impact  of  the 
cold  war  has  made  it  necessary  to  mobilize  our  scholarly  re- 
sources." University  research  centers,  he  disclosed,  have  been 
"called  upon  by  the  nation  to  help  and  have  been  making  sig- 
nificant contributions." 

Greetings  of  the  Commonwealth  of  Massachusetts  were 
brought  by  Governor  (Christian  A.  Herter,  who  declared: 

■"Although  Massachusetts  is  the  birthplace  of  many  of  the 
oldest  and  finest  educational  institutions  in  the  United  States,  it 
has  quickly  welcomed  a  twentieth  century  infant,  the  newly- 
founded,  outstanding  Brandeis  University,  into  its  midst  as  a 
mature  and  significant  center  of  higher  learning.  The  growth 
and  achievements  of  Brandeis  University  in  such  a  short  time 
have  been  astounding,  and  the  inauguration  of  a  graduate  school 
of  arts  and  sciences  indicates  that  the  pace  is  accelerating. 

"Justice  Louis  D.  Brandeis  left  many  footprints  on  time's 
sands  but  none  more  suitable  and  constructive  than  the  institu- 
tion at  \\  altham.  Brandeis'  sense  of  justice,  duty,  and  compelling 
high  accomplishment  continues  to  breathe  here,"  the  Governor 

l^OLORFULLY  GOWNED  in  black  with  scarlet,  President  Sachar 
revealed  to  the  audience  of  1500  that  the  present  four  areas  of 
llie  Graduate  School  will  next  year  be  supplemented  with  two 
more  areas,  in  the  fields  of  American  and  English  Literature  and 
ill  the  History  of  Ideas.  Chairmen  will  be  Dr.  James  V.  Cunning- 
ham and  Dr.  Frank  E.  Manuel,  respectively. 

"It  is  not  the  plan  of  Brandeis  University  to  branch  out  into 
exery  area  in  graduate  studies,"  Dr.  Sachar  explained.  "The  plan 
i^  to  select  a  limited  number,  perhaps  10  or  12,  upon  which  there 
\ull  be  concentration. 

"No  school  can  be  unique  in  everything  that  it  attempts," 
he  continued.  "It  must  be  competent  and  thorough.  But  there 
I  must  be  a  choice  of  areas  where  special  talents  may  create  un- 
' usual  op|)ortunities  for  service  and  this  will  be  the  guiding 
|irinciple  at  the  University  in  the  graduate  schools  that  are 
j  established." 

Disclosing  that  "the  whole  program  of  professional  schools 
is  now  under  study,"  Dr.  Sachar  told  the  audience: 

"Ultimately,  the  University  will  launch  professional  schools 

in   the  areas  which  are  to  be  expected  of  a  quality  university. 

\ii  order  of  ]iriority  has  yet  been  set.  It  is  certain,  however,  that 

whatever  is  launched  will  come  about  only  if  there  is  the  firmest 

assurance  of  stability  and  quality." 

VJthkk  i'\kticipants  in  the  inaugural  exercises  included 
(leorge  Alperl,  chairman  of  the  Brandeis  University  Board  of 
Trustees;  Dr.  Max  Lerner,  chairman  of  the  Graduate  School; 
Kabbi  Roland  B.  Gittelsohn  of  Temple  Israel,  who  gave  the 
inxocation;  Dr.  Herbert  Gezork.  president  of  Andover-Newton 
Theological  Seminary,  who  pronounced  the  benediction,  and  the 
liiandeis  University-Waltham  Community  Chorus  under  the  di- 
Kction  of  Alfred  Nash  Patterson. 

The   newly-completed    Student   Center   —   where    but   a   few 
i  hours    before,    workmen    had    been    busily    putting   the    finishing 
liiuches  —  was  the  scene  for  a  rece|)tion  and  dinner  to  welcome 
I  lie  honored  guests. 

Chairmen  of  Brandeis  I  niversity's  present  graduate  areas 
are  Dr.  Saul  Cohen,  chemistry;  Prof.  Irving  Eine,  musical  com- 
[losition;  Dr.  Simon  Rawidowicz,  Near  Eastern  and  Judaic 
>luflies,  and  Dr.  Abraham  Maslow,  psychology. 


Symposium  speakers  were  (I.  to  r.) 
Prof.  Roger  H.  Sessions,  Princeton;  Dr. 
Wolfgang  Kohler,  Swarthmore;  Dr.  Max 
Lerner,  moderator;  Dr.  Samuel  A.  Goud- 
smit,  Brookhaven  National  Laboratory, 
and    Prof.   Harry   T.   Levin,   Harvard. 

Snow  heaped  against  ttie  glass  wall 
of  the  new  Student  Center  added  to 
coziness   of   dinner   served   inside. 

imunity  leaders  who  served 
Marshal's  Aides  (I.  to  r., 
row)  Leo  Wossermon,  Her- 
'  Lee,  Max  Chernis,  Herman 
shbow,  Sidney  L.  Koye,  Har- 

S.  Goldberg,  George 
piro,  Charles  Lobowitz,  Sam 
tman,  Jacob  Shoul,  and 
ver  B.  Daniels;  (middle  row) 
ben  Gryzmish,  Dr.  Harold 
!ohen,  Mark   Linenthal,   Dr. 

Ritvo,  Nathan  Brezner, 
ey  Hirsh,  Harry  Remis,  and 
ly  Nordwind;  {back  row) 
price    Sovol,    Abrom    Salter, 

Robert  Talcov,  Albert 
chsler,  Matthew  Brown,  and 
ben  Epstein. 

A  Seal  of 

Dr.  Nils  Y.  Wessell,  eighth  president  of  Tufts  College, 
recently  was  principal  speaker  at  the  annual  meeting  of  the 
Boston  Chapter  of  Brandeis  University  Associates.  First 
public  announcement  of  the  fact  that  Brandeis  had  been 
accredited  by  the  New  England  Association  of  Colleges  and 
Secondary  Schools  was  made  by  Dr.  Wessell  at  this  time, 
electrifying  the  audience  of  more  than  1,000  who  had 
gathered  for  the  meeting.  Following  are  excerpts  from 
Dr.  Wessell's  remarks. 


REALIZE  that  1  am  here  primarily  as  a  symbol 
of  the  New  England  Association  of  Colleges  and  Secondary 
Schools.  In  that  role  permit  me  to  say  that  the  membership 
in  the  New  England  Association  conferred  ...  on  Brandeis 
Liniversity  is  an  acknowledgment  of  the  tremendous  strides 
the  University  has  made  to  this  day  as  well  as  an  expression 
of  confidence  in  the  future  which  lies  ahead  of  it. 

Membership  in  the  New  England  Association  is  not 
lightly  bestowed.  Standards  of  admission  are  high  and  coyer 
every  area  of  an  institution's  operations.  Over  the  years 
many  more  institutions  have  been  denied  membership  than 
have  been  awarded  membership.  Membership  is  a  seal  of 
distinction  earned  only  through  conscientious  effort  and 
high  ideals  .  .  . 

As  president  of  Tufts  College  I  come  from  an  institution 
which  has  watched  with  interest  and  pride  the  growth  of 
Brandeis  University.  I  find  great  personal  pleasure  in  the 
historical  accident  which  permits  a  member  of  the  adminis- 
tration of  Tufts  College  to  be  the  herald  of  good  tidings  to 
Brandeis  University. 

DR.    NILS    Y.   WESSELL 

Reasons  even  more  personal  for  my  pleasure  in  bein; 
with  you  tonight  stem  from  the  high  regard  I  have   for  & 
many  of  the  men  whose  responsibility  is  the  administratioi 
and  the  growth  of  Brandeis.    The  development  of  the  insti' 
tution    in    the    few     short    years    since    its    establishment    i. 
remarkable.    But  even  more  impressive  to  me  is  the  moral 
of  all  those  connected  with  the  university  and  1  include  thil 
Brandeis    University    Associates    as    well    as    the    students: 
faculty,    trustees,    and    alumni.     These    statements    are    no 
intended  to  be  casual  and  trite,  nor  said  because  they  an 
what  I  am  expected  to  say.    They  are  made  with  the  deepes 
sincerit\   I  ha\e  at  my  command. 

The  achievements  made  at  Brandeis  University  in  its 
short  history  represent  a  phenomenon  deserving  of  a  special 
chapter  in  the  history  of  mid-twentieth  century  American 
higher  education.  The  support  which  this  institution  has' 
been  given  and  is  being  given  suggests  that  you  who  are 
present  tonight  do  have  a  full  appreciation  of  the  mirarje? 
that  have  been  accomplished   .   .   . 

I  hope  .  .  .  that  Brandeis  University  will  continue  tu 
be  a  prophet  with  honor  in  its  own  community.  I  know  of 
no  instance  in  American  higher  education  in  which  an  educa- 
tional  need  was  so  clearly  recognized  and  so  effectively 
answered.  Brandeis  University  is  fully  deserving  of  the 
crucial  support  it  has  received.  The  growth  and  development 
of  Brandeis  L  niversity  in  the  future  will  in  no  wise  be 
unrelated  to  the  extent  to  which  you  who  are  in  this  audience 
identify  yourselves  with  the  university. 

.  .  .  The  granting  of  membership  to  Brandeis  1_  niversity 
in  the  New  England  Association  of  Colleges  and  Secondary 
Schools,  the  highest  recognition  wliich  can  be  conferred  by 

3tei'  educatiunal  institutions  in  this  area,  is  not  soinethinj; 

tended  to  dim  \our  ambition  or  to  decrease  the  challenge. 

you  accept  it  as  such.  \vu  will  nio\e  backward  by  virtue  of 
ving  to  stand  still  ...  1  know  of  no  institution  of  higher 
lucation  in  New  England  whose  future  strength  depends 
ore  on  the  support  of  the  general  communitv  in  which  it 
ids  itself  than  is  the  case  with  the  University  we  are  honor- 
g  tonight   .   .   . 

Higher  education,  particularh  private  higher  education, 
free  enterprise  in  its  purest  form.    The  strength  of  contem- 
rarv  higher  education  is  the  direct  product  of  an  apprecia- 
on  of  this   fact   bv   previous 

.  .  .  This  is  a  time  and  an  age  when  men's  ideals  and 
simple  qualities  of  character  will  do  more  to  weigh  the  bal- 
ance of  our  future  than  will  the  test  tube.  .  .  .  Our  side  must 
still  have  the  better  bomb  and  the  more  nianeuverable  plane. 
1  am  simply  .  .  .  reminding  you  that  there  are  other  things 
of  equal  and  of  greater  importance  than  research  and  service. 
The  symbol  of  these  greater  things  is  the  university  and 
within  the  university  they  find  clearest  expression  in  what 
we  call  the  humanities. 

And  the  humanities  are  not  simply  the  departments  we 
ordinarily   list    under   this   heading:    Greek.    Latin,    history. 

literature,     and     foreign    lan- 

nerations.  But  Brandeis,  by 
irtue   of   its    youth    possesses 

)  such  previous  generations, 
■et  toda\'  support  for  all  insti- 
itions    of    higher    education. 

ung  or  old.  must  come  from 

ever  broadening  segment  of 
le  community.    Such  support 

not  simply  a  social  obliga- 

11.   It  is  not  simply  altruism. 

is  much  more  than  either  of 
lese.  It  is  enlightened  self- 
iterest  .  .  . 

-k     -k     -k     -k 

It  would  be  difficult  to 
nd  in  America  or  in  an\ 
ountry  in  the  world  any  other 
rea  of  human  endeavor  which 
enerates  so  much  income  in 
^ilt.  which  assists  so  many  in 
nproving  their  own  economic 

elfare,  and  in  which  the  officials  and  staff  retain  so  little 
ar  themselves. 

Further  evidence  of  the  intimate  relation  between  the 
miversity  and  coniniunity  is  found  in  the  research  activities 
f  institutions  of  higher  education.  These  activities  speak 
or  themselves  .  .  . 

Other  types  of  activities,  apart  from  scientific  research, 
ilso  bespeak  the  close  alliance  between  colleges  and  univer- 
lities  on  the  one  hand  and  tiie  broad  c(imiiuinit\  on  the  other 
land.  These  acti\ities  can  perhaps  best  be  described  as 
omniunity  services  and  are  represented  b\  fields  such  as 
ociologv  and  education   .   .   . 

"Accredited;  Officially  vouched  for  or  guaranteed  as  con- 
forming   to   a    prescribed   or  desirable    standard."   —   Webster. 

Accreditation  by  the  New  England  Association  of  Colleges 
and  Secondary  Schools  is  granted  in  the  form  of  election  to 
membership  in  this  body  which  has  regional  counterparts  in 
other  sections  of  the  country. 

Membership  signifies  compliance  with  all  requirements  as  set 
forth  by  the  Association  in  order  to  uphold  superior  standards 
which  are  recognized  throughout  the  nation. 

An  initial  requirement  —  before  consideration  con  be  ac- 
corded all  other  requirements  —~  is  that  the  college  must  have 
graduated  two  classes.  Accreditation  of  Brandeis  University, 
coming  as  it  does  after  six  years,  signifies  that  within  the 
shortest  possible  time  this  University  has  been  granted  full 
recognition  and  acceptance  into  the  "fraternity  of  higher 

•       •••••••••••■*.-*■!*.■*■ 

guages.  The  humanities  repre- 
sent a  way  of  life  and  in  this 
age  of  decision  the  fortress  we 
are  preparing  to  defend.  But 
the  defense  must  be  more  than 
planes  and  radar  and  destruc- 
tive bombs.  It  must  be  in  the 
realm  of  the  spirit  .  .  . 

Through  the  university 
which  concerns  itself  with  all 
these  things,  with  the  expan- 
sion of  man's  scientific  hori- 
zons, with  services  to  the  com- 
munity, and  with  spiritual  and 
moral  values,  will  come  a 
steady  stream  of  men  and 
women  who  will  become  in- 
evitably the  future  leaders.  .  .  . 
This  is  a  university's  most 
important  function,  its  chief 
purpose,  and  its  greatest  pride. 

These  are  the  things  that  Brandeis  University  has  done 
and  can  do.  Its  responsibilities  and  opportunities  will  increase 
geometrically  with  the  passing  years.  I  charge  those  of  you 
responsible  for  its  future  to  ponder  daily  the  obligation  that  is 
yours.  Richly  though  you  deserve  full  support  on  the  basis  of 
your  achievements  to  date,  that  support  is  not  something  that 
can  be  stored  away.  It  must  be  earned  anew  in  each  academic 
generation,  in  full  faith  that  the  leaders  of  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity possess  this  vision  of  greatness  and  opportunit).  1  wel- 
come them  into  membership  in  the  New  England  Association 
of  Colleges  and  Secondary  Schools.  It  is  in  the  realm  of  vision 
and  in  things  of  the  spirit  that  greatness  conies. 


T  THE  FOREFRONT  of  nuclear  physics  pioneers  responsible  for  the 
development  of  the  atomic  bomb  is  Dr.  Leo  Szilard,  visiting  professor  at 
Brandeis,  who  is  distiiifiiiished  also  for  his  efforts  to  guide  the  world  to  a  new 
type  of  international  thinking  in  the  Atomic  Age. 

"oOME  RECENT  WORK  by  E.  Fermi  and  L.  Szilard.  which  has  been  com- 
jnunicated  to  me  in  manuscript,"  wrote  Albert  Einstein  to  President  Roosevelt, 
in  1939.  "leads  me  to  expect  that  the  element  uranium  may  be  turned  into  a 
new  and  important  source  of  energy  in  the  immediate  future. 

"Certain  aspects  of  the  situation  which  have  arisen."  the  letter  continued, 
"seeni  to  call  for  watchfulness  and.  if  necessary,  quick  action  on  the  part  of 
the  Administration.  I  believe  therefore  that  it  is  my  duty  to  bring  to  your 
attention  the  following  facts  and  recommendation. 

"In  the  course  of  the  last  four  months  it  has  been  made  probable  through 
the  work  of  Joliot  in  France  as  well  as  Fermi  and  Szilard  in  America  that  it 
may  become  possible  to  set  up  a  nuclear  chain  reaction  in  a  large  mass  of 
uranium  by  which  .  .  ." 

\     J.  HIS  WAS  THE  LETTER  which  set  into  motion    events  culminating  six  • 
years  later  in  the  detonation  of  the  first  atom  bomb  over  Hiroshima. 

The  Szilard  memoranda  were  used  as  the  basis  of  discussion  when  the 
Advisory  Committee  on  Uranium,  appointed  by  Roosevelt,  met  for  the  first 
time,  on  October  21,  1939.  In  direct  charge  of  the  first  contract,  which  was 
let  to  Columbia  University,  were  Fermi  and  Szilard. 

Later,  the  group  transferred  to  the  University  of  Chicago.  It  was  here, 
.)ri  December  2,  1942,  that  the  first  chain  reaction  was  obtained  from  the  first 
■'|ilutonium  pile." 

Actually,  atomic  energy  was  given  birth  in  1939,  in  a  single  experi- 

■"Everything  was  ready,"  recounted  Dr.  Szilard.  "All  we  had  to  do  was  to 
lean  back,  turn  a  switch,  and  watch  the  screen  of  a  television  tube.  If  flashes 
I  if  light  appeared  on  the  screen,  it  would  mean  that  neutrons  were  emitted  in 
I  lie  fission  of  uranium,  and  that  in  turn  would  mean  that  the  liberation  of 
atomic  energy  was  possible  in  our  lifetime. 

'"We  turned  the  switch,  we  saw  the  flashes,  we  watched  them  for  about 
It'll  minutes  —  and  then  we  switched  everything  off  and  went  home.  That 
night  I  knew  that  the  world  was  headed  for  sorrow." 

A  NATIVE  of  Budapest,  Hungary,  Szilard  attended  the  Budapest  Institute 
(if  Technologv  and  the  Technische  Hochschule  at  Berlin-Charlottenburg.  Sub- 
sequently, he  transferred  to  the  University  of  Berlin  where  he  received  his 
.loctoratein  1922. 

He  did  not  begin  his  work  in  nuclear  physics  until  1934  when,  as  a 
refugee  from  Germany,  Dr.  Szilard  worked  as  a  guest  at  the  Medical  College 
of  St.  Bartholomew  s  Hospital  in  London.  There,  he  and  a  colleague  dis- 
( civered  a  new  principle  of  isotopic  separation  of  artificial  radioactive  elements. 

From  London  he  moved  to  the  Clarendon  Laboratory  of  Oxford  Univer- 
sity. While  there,  he  frequently  visited  the  United  States  and,  after  Munich, 
decided  to  remain  here  permanently. 

"1  FIRST  ARRIVED  in  New  York  on  December  30,  1931,"  relates  Dr. 
Szilard.  "As  the  boat  approached  the  harbor,  I  stood  on  deck  watching  the 
skyline  of  New  York.  It  seemed  unreal  and  I  asked  myself,  'Is  this  here  to 
stay?   Is  it  likely  that  it  will  still  be  here  a  hundred  years  from  now?' 

"Somehow,  I  had  a  strong  conviction  that  it  wouldn't  be  there.  'What 
could  possibly  make  it  disappear?'  I  asked  myself  .  .  .  and  found  no  answer. 
And  yet,  the  feeling  persisted  that  it  was  not  here  to  stay. 

"Today,  of  course."  says  Szilard.  '"it  is  not  too  difficult  to  think  of  things 
lliat  will  make  it  disappear  .   .   ." 

Early  a  leader  and  vigorous  spokesman  for  the  necessity  to  eliminate 
atomic  bombs  from  national  armaments,  Szilard  together  with  Einstein  and 
eight  other  atomic  scientists,  in  1946,  formed  the  Emergency  Committee  of 
Atomic  Scientists  to  help  arouse  the  world  to  the  fact  that  the  unleashed  power 
of  the  atom  threatens  unparalleled  catastrophe  unless  mankind  solves  the 
problem  posed  by  the  atomic  bomb. 

vJn  leave  from  the  Institute  of  Radiobiology  and  Biophysics  at  the 
University  of  Chicago.  Dr.  Szilard  joined  the  Brandeis  faculty  last  fall  to  assist 
in  developing  the  expanding  science  program  on  both  the  graduate  and  under- 
graduate levels. 

He  is  conducting  a  seminar  course  in  the  "Frontiers  of  Science"  for 
advanced  students  in  Brandeis  University's  newly-opened  Graduate  School  of 
Arts  and  Sciences. 





Dll.   liEKTU   JOI>S   FACULTY 

The  arrival  of  Dr.  Hans  H.  Ger+h,  visiting 
professor  occupying  the  Mortimer  and  Florence 
Sryzmish  Chair  of  Human  Relations,  gives 
Brandeis  students  the  opportunity  to  study 
under  another  eminent  scholar. 

One  of  the  great  authorities  in  sociology, 
Dr.  Gerth  has  been  a  member  of  the  faculties 
of  Harvard  and  the  Universities  of  Illinois  and 
Wisconsin.  His  many  works  include  "Character 
and   Social   Structure"   published   last  year. 


Brandeis  University  has  been  signally  honored  by  presentation  of  a  gift  of 
one-half  million  dollars  by  the  Charles  Hayden  Foundation  —  the  largest  single  gift 
in  the  history  of  American  Jewish  philanthropy  from  a  non-Jewish  source. 

./.  iUUur.l  Ilin.Irn 

The  contribution,  according  to  J.  \Villanl 
Hayden  of  Lexington,  Mass.,  president  of  tlie 
Hayden  Foniulation.  is  to  be  matched  by  an 
amount  raised  from 
iitlier  sources  to  cover 
tlie  cost  of  a  new 
science  building  and 
■"ec|uipment  to  assist 
you  in  carrying  out 
tlie  wonderful  work 
that  you  are  doing." 

The  gift  is  in  keep- 
ing with  the  pattern 
of  i)hiIanthropy  set  up 
by  the  Hayden  Foundation,  in  which  one-half 
the  total  is  provided  by  the  Foundation,  with 
the  provision  that  the  recipient  furnish  the 

The  new  science  building  will  embody  the 
latest  concepts,  giving  the  I  niversity  physical 
facilities  to  match  its  outstanding  faculty  in 
chemistry,  physics,  biology  and  other  sciences. 

Announced  at  Dinner 

The  gift  was  announced  by  President 
Sachar,  at  the  fifth  annual  dinner  of  the 
Boston  Chapter  of  Brandeis  Associates,  read- 
ing from  a  letter  written  by  J.  Willard 
Hayden,  which  said  in  part : 

".  .  .  as  we  watch  developments  in  other 
parts  of  the  world,  it  is  brought  home  to  us 
more  clearly  how  fortunate  we  are  to  live  in 
a  land  where  brotherhood  is  not  a  lip-serving 
phrase,  where  the  great  faiths  can  live  side 
by  side  in  peace,  where  the  gifts  of  one  group 
may  strengthen  the  opportunities  for  others, 
where  education  is  not  mere  propaganda  but 
an  instrument  for  freedom  and  creative  living. 

"My  trustees  and  I  feel  that  Brandeis  Uni- 
versity,   as    a     great     nonsectarian,    Jewish- 

sponsored  schuul.  hIII  use  our  gill  in  this 
spirit,  to  enrich  the  positive  values  of  the 
faiths  and  races  which  make  up  the  American 

The  Foundation  was  incorporated  in  1937. 
shortly  after  the  death  of  Charles  Hayden. 
the  noted  founder  of  the  Boston  and  New 
York  investment  banking  firm.  Hayden. 
Stone  and  Co. 

Inspirational   Gilt 

In  his  many  charitable  bequests  during  his 
lifetime,  Mr.  Hayden  had  stressed  the  prin- 
ciple of  helping  those  who  had  demonstrated 
a  willingness  and 
ability  to  help  them- 
selves. Rather  than 
provide  the  total  sum 
needed  for  a  particu- 
lar project  or  drive. 
he  liked  his  gift  to  be 
not  only  a  substantial 
contribution  but  also 
to  furnish  inspiration 
and  encouragement  to  carry  the  endeavor  to 

In  administering  the  Foundation,  the 
trustees,  J.  Willard  Hayden.  Edgar  \. 
Doubleday.  and  Earle  V.  Daveler,  have  been 
guided  by  this  principle. 

Paying  tribute  to  the  role  played  by  .Sidney 
L.  Kaye  of  Brookline,  Mass..  in  bringing  the 
Hayden  Foundation  gift  to  its  "magnificent 
fruition."  President  Sachar  stated: 

"At  the  outset  Brandeis  University  was  just 
another  struggling  institution  underwritten 
by  a  strange  people  with  strange  and  mis- 
understood customs.  .  . 

"It  was  because  J.  ^Villard  Hayden  kne^v 
Sidney  L.  Kaye  and  grew  to  respect  him  so 

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Stihify  L.  kaye 

Life  Memberships  to 
Help  Meet  Challenge 
iH   Harden   Gift 

To  meet  the  Lniversitys  responsibility  in 
matching  the  Hayden  Foundation  gift,  all 
new  Associates  life  memberships,  at  $2,000 
payable  over  a  two-year  period,  will  be  ear- 
marked for  this  fund. 

Announcement  was  made  by  Morris  S. 
Shapiro,  chairman  of  the  trustees"  committee 
on  L  niversity  resources  and  chairman  of  life 
membership  for  the  .Associates. 

"We  are  confident."  declared  Mr.  Shapiro,i 
"that  sufficient  life  memberships  will  be' 
ciijitlled  to  meet  this  challenge 

completely  that  he  projected  the  symbol  .Mi. 
K-aye  represented  and  applied  it  to  all  of  n» 
liiandeis  is  fortunate  in  having  had  ,iii 
ambassador  to  serve  us  so  brilliantly." 

Prior  to  the  Hayden  Foundation  gift,  iln 
largest  single  benefactor  of  Brandeis  Uniicr- 
sity  had  been  Israel  Rogosin.  New  yml 
industrialist  and  philanthropist,  who  cm 
tributed  .$22.5.000. 

Hayden  Philanthropies 

Other  philanthropies  of  the  Hayden  Fmiii 
dation  have  included  major  gifts  to  .Ma^-.i- 
chusetts  Institute  of  Technology,  .New  ^dik 
University.  Boston  L  niversity,  Columbia  I  Di- 
versity and  Northeastern  L  niversity. 

"Tills  linking  of  one  of  the  proudest  nani<'? 
in  .\merican  philanthropy  with  thai  nl 
Brandeis  University  represents  a  very  gratilx- 
ing  note  of  confidence  in  the  security  and  ihr 
integrity  of  the  University,"  asserted  Pnsi 
dent  Sachar. 



Three  leaders  of  industry  who  are  widely 
lowii  also  for  leadership  in  philanthropic 
il  I'limmunal  causes 
\r  been  appointed 
i-iirs  of  Brandeis 
MiM-rsity,  it  was  an- 
Miiifed  by  George 
|iirt.  chairman  ol 
le  Hoard  of  Trustees. 

rriie  new  trustees 
(•  \hraham  Fein- 
ii;.  vice-president  of 
.iiiiillon  Hosiery 
ilU.  Inc.;  Jack  M.  Kaplan,  president  of  the 
.  Irh  Grape  Juice  Company,  and  William 
.i/rr.  executive  vice-president  of  the  Hud- 
II  I'ulp  and  Paper  Corporation. 

Abraham  Feinbe 

Mr.  Feinberg,  who  was  graduated  from 
Fordham  University  Law  School  and  New 
York  University,  is 
also  president  of 
Hamilton  Textile 
Mills.  Inc..  and  chair- 
man of  the  board  ot  B  ^  • 
Moss  Stores,  Inc.  He  H  ,  y\  , 
holds  the  post  of  ^*  - 
president  of  the 
American  Committee 
for  the  Weizmann  In- 
stitute of  Science. 

Mr.  Kaplan,  who  heads  the  Welch  Grape 
Juice  Company,  is  an  officer  of  the  J.  M. 
Kaplan    Fund    which   endowed    the   Jack   M. 

Kaplan  Chair  in  Comparative  Literature  at 
Brandeis  University  in  1952. 

Mr.  Mazer,  who 
joined  the  Hudson 
Pulp  and  Paper  Cor- 
poration after  com- 
pleting studies  at 
New  York  University 
and  Columbia  Univer- 
sity, has  been  vice 
president  of  the  Cor- 
poration since  1947. 
He  is  president  of  the 

Muscular  Dystrophy  Association  of  America 
and  active  in  the  Federation  of  Jewish 

U  illinm  Mazer 

lenefactions  Totaling  More  Than  $100,000 
Lnnounced  at  Los  Angeles  Dinner-Meeting 

liiTiefactions  to  Brandeis  University  total- 
ti   more  than   $100,000  were  announced   at 

memorable  dinner  sponsored  by  "foster 
iiiiini"  in  Los  Angeles,  Calif. 

The  Beverly  Hills  Hotel  was  the  scene  for 
r  alfair  which  was  tendered  by  the  Brandeis 
>Miciates  and  the  National  Women's  Com- 
illce  of  Los  Angeles  to  honor  Dr.  Robert 
jlaynard  Hutchins,  associate  director  of  the 
[ord  Foundation,  and  President  Sachar. 

Ill  addressing  the  assemblage  of  500,  the 
listinguished  Dr.  Hutchins,  who  formerly 
as  president  of  the  University  of  Chicago, 
WTared  that  Brandeis  University  is  one  of 
If  most  potent  factors  in  the  advancement 
1  the  true  ideals  of  education  in  this  country 
ad  that  with  proper  widespread  support,  il 
ill  become  one  of  the  great  banner-bearers 
I  education. 

Tlu'  banquet  hall  was  crowded  to  capacity 

';rese\tatio\  of  a  certificate  to 

I'le  Hon.  David  Taniienbaurn,  former  Mayor 
I  Beverly  Hills,  indicating  his  appointment 
s  a  Fellow  oj  lirandeis  iJ niversity,  teas  made 
t  a  dinner  in  Los  Angeles.  Left  to  right.  Dr. 
oiiis  If".  Einzig.  co-chairman  oj  the  event, 
ml  Mr.  Tannenbaum. 

with  prominent  business  and  professional 
leaders  of  Southern  California  and  with 
famed  actors  and  actresses,  producers,  direc- 
tors and  writers  of  Hollywood's  motion  pic- 
ture industry. 

Co-Chairmen   for   Event 

Co-chairmen  for  the  event  were  the  Hon. 
David  Tannenbaum,  former  Mayor  of  Beverly 
Hills  and  a  Fellow  of  Brandeis.  and  Dr.  Louis 
W.  Einzig,  .Associates'  life  member  and  a 
pioneer  friend  of  Brandeis. 

The  assisting  committee  included  Mrs. 
Samuel  H.  Berch,  Mrs.  .\rmand  Deutsch. 
Samuel  Genis,  Isadore  C.  Gordean.  Felix 
Juda,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Yoland  D.  Markson. 
Maurice  Turner.  Oscar  Pattiz,  Joseph  D. 
Shane  and  a  large  group  of  other  workers. 

Mrs.  Samuel  Moss,  popular  president  of  tlie 
local  chapter  of  the  National  Women's  Com- 
mittee, headed  a  cooperating  committee  of 
that  group. 

An  eloquent  appeal  was  made  by  Mr. 
Pattiz.  a  life  member  of  the  Associates  and 
at  the  forefront  of  activities  in  behalf  of 

Two  $5,000  gilts  were  announced,  one  from 
Albert  Levinson  of  Los  Angeles  for  the 
William  Kaplan  Memorial  Scholarship  Trust, 
and  the  other,  an  undesignated  gift  from 
Louis  H.  Boyar,  also  of  Los  Angeles. 

Subsidies  Extended 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Samuel  Genis  of  Los  Angeles 
extended  indefinitely  the  subsidy  for  the 
Sadye  Genis  Chair  in  Biology  which  they 
established;  and  .Alfred  Hart  of  Bel  Air. 
Calif.,  did  the  .same  for  the  Alfred  Hart 
Chair  in  Social  Sciences  established  by  him. 

Among  the  other  benefactions  announced 
was  extension  of  the  Jay  and  Marie  Kasler 
P'oundalion  Schiilarship  by  Jacob  M.  .Stuchcn 
of  North  Hollvwood.  ('alif.:   exlcnsidii  ol   ihi' 

Ki»Kl4»n'.*«  Top  Leaders 
Augniont  Hayden  <«ift 

At  a  meeting  marked  by  spontaneous  and 
fervent  response  on  the  part  of  60  of  Boston's 
top  leadership  gathered  in  the  President's 
home,  approximately  $104,000  was  given  to 
the  University. 

.\  gift  of  $10,000  was  presented  by  Barnett 
D.  Gordon  for  work  in  the  field  of  biophysics 
and  chemistry.  Other  gifts  included  $5,000 
from  Edward  Goldstein. 

Forty-three  of  those  present  became  life 
members  following  a  discussion  of  the  chal- 
lenge of  the  Hayden   Foundation  gift. 

Arthur  J.  Israel  Memorial  Scholarship  by 
Mrs.  .Arthur  J.  Israel  of  Los  Angeles;  a  five- 
year  annual  scholarship  in  honor  of  Ida  Roth- 
berg,  established  by  G.  Harry  Rothberg  of 
Beverly  Hills. 

Scholarship   Gifts 

■■Mso.  extension  of  the  Joan  and  John  -Shane 
Trust  Scholarship  by  Joseph  D.  Shane  of 
Beverly  Hills;  scholarship  gift  in  honor  of 
("arl  Laemelle  from  Mr.  and  Mrs.  .Stanley 
Bergerman  of  Beverly  Hills;  scholarship  gifts 
from  H.  A.  Goldman  of  Beverly  Hills,  and 
many  others. 

Of  special  interest  was  a  gift  from  diet 
Huntley,  the  widely  known  Hollywood  radio 
commentator,  who  attended  as  a  guest  of  the 
sponsors  but  was  so  impressed  by  the  story 
of  Brandeis  that  he,  too,  presented  a  generous 

\  large  number  enrolled  as  life  mendjers 
and  annual  members. 

Preceding  the  Beverly  Hills  Hotel  event. 
a  dinner-gathering  to  formulate  plans  for  the 
larger  affair  was  hosted  by  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Yoland  D.  Markson.  formerly  active  in  the 
communal  affairs  of  Boston  before  moving  to 
Los  .\ngeles  where  they  have  assumed  a 
similar  role  as  devotees  to  worthwhile  causes. 


BRANDEIS     RECEIVES     $50,000     GIFT 

A  $50,000  benefaction  from  Jack  Goldfarb 
of  New  York  City,  president  of  the  Union 
Underwear  Company,  Inc.,  was  prompted  by 
a     spirit     of     thanks- 
giving coupled  with  a 
civic-minded  desire  to 
assist    Brandeis    Uni- 
versity   to    meet    the 
challenge  of  the  Hay- 
den  Foundation's  con- 
ditional grant. 

The  gift  followed  a 
dinner  -  gathering 
hosted     by     Mr.    and 
Mrs.  Goldfarb  and  with 
guest  of  honor. 

In  presenting  his  generous  benefaction, 
Mr.  Goldfarb  stated  that  he  was  "profoundly 
impressed"  by  President  Sachars  "important 
message  concerning  aspirations  for  the  per- 
petuation   of   a    program    which    will    place 

Jack  Goldfarb 
President  Sachar  as 

Brandeis  University  at  the  forefront  of  insti- 
tutions of  education  and  research." 

The  career  of  Jack  Goldfarb  follows  the 
pattern  of  "Horatio  Alger"  success  stories 
which  highlight  the  growth  of  American 

Through  perseverance  and  diligence,  he 
surmounted  many  obstacles  in  his  rise  from 
obscurity  to  head  of  the  world's  largest  con- 
cern in  its  field. 

Founded  in  1926,  Union  Underwear  Com- 
pany manufactures  Fruit  of  the  Loom  men's 
and  boys'  underwear.  The  firm  enjoys  har- 
monious relationships  with  some  3,000  em- 
ployees in  its  Kentucky  and  Pennsylvania 

Despite  a  rigorous  business  schedule,  Mr. 
Goldfarb  finds  time  to  take  an  active  interest 
in  Brandeis  University,  of  which  he  is  a 
Fellow,  and  is  concerned  with  many  philan- 

Handsome   $500,000    Student    Center   and 
$200,000    Dormitory    Erected    on    Campus 

Two  new  modern  structures  are  now  being 
completed  on  Brandeis  University's  sweeping 
192-acre  campus. 

This  brings  to  24  the  number  of  major 
Brandeis  buildings,  according  to  announce- 
ment by  Meyer  Jaffe,  chairman  of  the 
trustees'  building  committee. 

Just    completed     is 
a  handsome  two-story 
$.SOO,000  Student  Cen- 
^^^       ter.     The    other    new 
4a^  n^l       structure,    to    be    fin- 
ished  this   spring,   is 
a     $200,000    women's 
dormitory  to  help  ac- 
commodate   Brandeis' 
Meyer  Jaffe  increased    enrollment. 

The  eagerly-awaited 
Student  Center  houses  on  its  first  floor  a 
main  dining  room,  seating  234;  refrigeration 
areas;  a  large  bakery;  kitchens;  food  storage 
compartments  and  the  steward's  office. 

Recreation  and  dining  facilities  take  up  the 
second  floor.  An  outstanding  feature  of  the 
lounge  is  a  floor-to-ceiling  glass  wall  over- 
looking the  front  patio  and  pool. 

The  second  floor  includes  large  and  small 
recreation  rooms,  faculty  dining  room,  and  a 
music  room. 

Following  the  modern  functional  lines  of 
the  other  units  in  Hamilton  Quadrangle,  the 
new  dormitory  is  an  impressive  brick  edifice 

utilizing  sparkling  glass  expanses. 

Its  36  rooms  will  afford  accommodations 
for  81  women  students  and  the  ultra-modern 
decor  is  in  line  with  the  most  up-to-date 
dormitory  appointments  in  the  country. 

Boston  Sports  Lodge  of 
B'^nai  B'rith  Creates 
I¥ew  Scholarship  Award 

Scholastic  and  atMetic  ability  will  be  the 
basis  for  awarding  a  newly-established 
scholarship  to  a  boy  from  Greater  Boston 
(Mass.  I  area,  it  was  announced  by  Morris  .S. 
Shapiro,  chairman  of  the  trustees'  committee 
on  scholarship  and  aid. 

The  scholarship  has  been  made  available 
by  B'nai  B'rith  Sports  Lodge.  No.  1934,  of 
Boston,  which  has  for  its  purpose,  the 
"strengthening  of  inter-group  understanding 
through  sports." 

Organized  about  18  months  ago  under  the 
leadership  of  Sam  Cohen,  president,  the  lodge 
has  been  eminently  successful.  Mr.  Cohen  is 
sports  editor  of  the  Boston  Record  and 
Sunday  Advertiser. 

Joseph  M.  Linsey,  chairman  of  the  Brandeis 
University  Athletic  Association,  and  Benny 
Friedman,  Brandeis  director  of  athletics, 
were  also  among  the  founders  of  the  lodge 
and  have  been  actively  identified  with  its 


Paying  tribute  to  the  philanthropic  ideal 
of  a  prominent  Marblehead  (Mass.)  couplf 
the  family  and  friends  of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Isaal 
Kaplan  recently  honored  them  on  thei' 
Golden  Wedding  Anniversary  by  establishiarti. 
the  Isaac  and  Esther  Kaplan  Research  FuniB. 
at  Brandeis  University.  I 

The  Fund,  which  will  be  administered  b 
the    University    faculty    research    committee 
will  be  used  to  award  grants  to  faculty  aniilai 
research  students,  particularly  in  the  area  ojb 

Mr.  Kaplan  came  to  the  United  States  afte 
serving  as  an  apprentice  furniture  craftsman 
in  Europe  for  five  years. 

He  sought  to  practice  his  skill  in  a  land  o 
freedom,  and  settled  in  Cambridge  when 
he  set  up  a  small  workshop  to  make  fim 

Today,  he  is  president  of  the  widely  knowi 
Kaplan  Furniture  Company  of  Cambridge. 

Captivated  by  the  romance  of  the  earl) 
history  of  the  United  States,  Mr.  Kaplar 
struck  upon  the  idea  of  retaining  the  gracious 
spirit  of  this  period  by  re-creating  some  of  the 
famous  antique  pieces  of  furniture  to  be 
found  in  museums  and  colonial  homes  oi 
Boston  and  other  parts  of  New  England. 

He  succeeded  admirably  and  marketed  his 
re-creations  under  the  name,  "The  Beacon 
Hill  Collection,"  now  famous  in  fine  furniture 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Kaplan  and  their  sonsj 
Simon  and  Leon,  are  well  known  for  their 
charitable  and  organizational  work  in  Greater  i 
Boston.  Mr.  Kaplan  is  a  director  in  Temple 
Mishkan  Tefila  and  the  Cambridgeport  Sav- 
ings Bank.  He  is  a  member  of  Everett  C,l 
Benton  Lodge,  A.F.  &  A.M.;  King  Solomon 
Lodge,  I.O.O.F.;  Cambridge  Rotary  Club, 
and  many  other  similar  groups. 

Mrs.  Kaplan  is  a  life  member  of  the  Home 
for  the  Aged,  Mizrachi,  Beth  Israel  Women's 
Auxiliary  and  numerous  other  organizations. 



Sports  fans  were  pleasantly  surprised  to 
note  the  recognition  coming  to  Coach  Harry 
Stein's   Brandeis  basketball  squad. 

The  team  is  now  rated  third  in  New 
England,  following  Holy  Cross  and  Connec- 
ticut and  ahead  of  such  traditional  New 
England  hoop  powers  as  Boston  (College, 
Dartmouth  and  Yale. 


Traveling  by  car,  train  and  chartered  plane 
rom  far-flung  parts  of  the  country,  400 
loiiors    and    friends    gathered    at    Brandeis 

niversity  for  the  stirring  ceremonies  of 
)tilication  Day. 

\alued  at  more  than  $250,000,  eight  major 
aoilities  were  dedicated  and  named  for  the 
;eiierous  benefactors  whose  affirmation  of 
Jrandeis  ideals  has  taken  this  logical  and 
uiirrete  form. 

\s  future  Dedication  Days  follow,  it  was 
minted  out,  the  names  of  these  facilities  will 
riiiain  as  perpetual  memorials  to  those  who 
-liired  a  common  vision  of  creating  a  new 
nn  i>  in  higher  education.'" 

In  addressing  the  assembly,  Meyer  Jaffe. 
h.iirman  of  the  trustees"  building  committee, 
lirlared  that  Brandeis  University  will  be 
Imtver  free  because  it  is  beholden  to  no  one. 
in.  .■  it  is  beholden  to  so  many. 

\merican  liberal  arts  colleges,"  he  pre- 
Inifd,  "will  remain  the  citadel  of  ideas  and 
viii  withstand  the  pressures  for  conformity 
•iiri>-ntly  being  executed  against  them.'" 

Ihp  facilities  dedicated  are  as  follows: 

Max  and  Harriet  Chernis  Lecture  Hall 
n  Sydeman  Hall,  named  for  these  New- 
nn   (Mass.)  donors; 

Hyman  and  Frances  Cohen  Faculty 
Lounge  in  Sydeman  Hall,  named  for 
hi'<e  Newton  donors; 

Morris  and  Bessie  Falk  Atomic  Struc- 
ture Laboratory,  given  in  honor  of  his 
parents  by  George  Falk  of  Fitchburg: 

liiehard  Cohn  Science  Stock  Rooms 
in  Ford  Hall,  named  for  Mr.  Cohn  of 
Dttroit,  .Mich.; 

Vnna  Reinfeld  Hall,  given  in  memory 
of  Mrs.  Reinfeld  by  the  Anna  Reinfeld 
Charitable  Trust  of  New  York  City; 

William     H.     Sydeman     Laboratories, 

Soionoo  Rosoarch  Grant 
Endowed  By  Ohio  Woman 

>rience  research  at  Brandeis  University 
will  be  fostered  by  the  establishment  of  the 
I    I"*pph  Unger  Grant. 

I.ndowed  by  Mrs.  Ida  K.  Unger,  widow  of 
the  late  Shaker  Heights  (Ohio)  community 
leader,  the  grant  will  aid  research  of  Dr. 
."Mbert  Kelner  of  Brandeis'  biology  area. 

A  nationally-known  research  biologist.  Dr. 
Kelrter  is  working  with  the  growth  and 
heredity  of  cells,  a  problem  intimately  related 
to  the  search  for  a  cure  for  cancer.  Me  has 
been  the  recipient  of  a  grant  of  the  National 
Cancer  Institute  of  the  United  States  Public 
Health  Service. 

DEDICATION  DAY  VISITORS  inspecting  one  of  the  laboratories  located  in  Anna  Rem) eld  Hall 
included  (left  to  right):  Jack  Birnbaum  of  Harrison,  /V.  Y.;  Mrs.  Sadie  Birnbaum  oj  Bridgeport, 
Conn.;  Harold  L.  Renfield  of  New  York  City;  Mrs.  Joseph  H.  Reinfeld,  also  of  New  York  City; 
President  Sachar ;  Mrs.  Harold  L.  Renfield  of  New  York  City;  Mrs.  Jack  Birnbaum  of  Harrison, 
N.  Y.,  and  Dr.  Saul  G.  Cohen,  chairman  of  the  School  of  Science. 

established  in  honor  of  the  late  Boston 
philanthropist  by  his  associates,  Abra- 
ham Mandel,  Joseph  J.  Wood  and  James 
G.  Faherty  of  New  York ; 

Louis  S.  and  Millie  Woodruff  Hall, 
the  Administration  Building,  given  by 
Harold  Woodruff  of  Toledo.  Ohio,  in 
memory  of  his  parents; 

Tamra      Lou  Woodruff      Annex      to 

Woodruff    Hall,  given    by    her    parents, 

>Ir.  and  Mrs.  Harold  Woodruff  of 
Toledo,  Ohio. 

Other  speakers  at  the  exercises  included 
President  Sachar,  Prof.  Max  Lerner.  chair- 
man of  the  Graduate  School,  and  William 
Marsh.  '.54,  president.  Brandeis  Student 

Also  present  were  Brandeis  Trustees  James 
J.  Axelrod,  Norman  Rabb.  Morris  S.  Shapiro, 
and  Dudley  Kimball. 

■"Perhaps  at  other  older  and  larger  institu- 
tions they  take  the  acquisition  of  new  facili- 
ties more  for  granted,"  declared  Trustees" 
Building  Chairman  Jaffe,  "but  for  us  at 
Brandeis  it  is  always  thrilling  to  have  this 
testimony  of  the  faith  and  confidence  placed 
in  us  by  friends  across  the  country. 

"We  are  still  young  and  humble."'  he  con- 
tinued, "and  we  take  nothing  for  granted. 
Every  advance  is  achieved  with  effort  and 
noted  with  gratitude." 

Donors  and  friends  were  conducted  on  a 
tour  of  the  facilities  and  attended  a  luncheon 
in  the  I  sen  Commons  Room  following  the 
Dedication  Day  ceremonies. 


.■\  chapter  of  Brandeis  Associates  was 
organized  in  Toronto,  Canada,  at  an  enthu- 
siastic meeting  of  civic  leaders  who  gathered 
for  dinner  in  the  Hotel  Royal  York. 

Chairman  of  the  meeting  was  Ben  Sadow- 
ski,  well-known  industrialist,  community 
leader,  and  president  of  the  New  Mt.  Sinai 
Hospital  in  Toronto. 

Following  an  address  by  President  Sachar, 
all  present  enrolled  as  annual  members  of  the 
Associates  and  the  chairman  became  a  life 

.\  formal  group  was  formed  to  carry  on 
year-round  activities.  Elected  treasurer  was 
J.  Irving  Oelbaum,  a  past  president  of  District 
No.  1,  B'nai  Brith,  and  president  of  Central 
Region,  Canadian  Jewish  Congress. 

Outstanding  cooperation  in  arranging  the 
event  was  given  by  the  Toronto  Jewish  Fed- 
eration under  the  executive  directorship  of 
Miss  Florence  Hutner. 

This  is  the  second  chapter  of  the  .Associates 
to  be  organized  in  Canada,  a  group  having 
been  formed  in  Montreal  last  year. 

Starting  with  a  handful  of  members  five 
years  ago,  the  Associates  movement  has 
grown  to  more  than  6,000  members  and  they 
are  to  be  found  in  355  communities  in  this 
country.  Canada,  and  Cuba. 




Representing  Brandeis  at  the  annual  Dis- 
trict I  Conference  of  the  American  Alumni 
Council,  held  at  Smith  College  in  Northamp- 
ton. Mass..  was  EleAiNOr  Moran,  "52,  execu- 
tive secretary  of  the  Brandeis  University 
Alumni  Association. 

Add  Brandeis  globe-trotters:  .\rnold 
Sable,  '52,  currently  studying  in  France  .  .  . 
Joan  Hamerman,  '53,  back  from  a  trip  to 
Europe  with  the  American  Friends  Com- 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

Sanford  LakofT,  ^53,  now  doing  grad- 
uate work  at  Harvard  University  under  a 
Harvard  Foundation  Fellowship  for  Ad- 
vanced Study  in  Political  Science,  has 
been  named  editor  of  the  Brandeis 
Ahinini  News  Letter. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

David  Va.\  Praach,  '53,  has  joined  the 
reportorial  staff  of  the  Trenton  Times,  a  I\eu 
Jersey  daily. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

Brandeis  Barristers  (future  tense  I  :  Allan 
Appelstei.n,  "53,  at  Harvard  Law  School  .  .  . 
Bernard  Cooper,  "53,  at  the  .American  lini- 
versity  Law  School  in  Washington,  D.  C.  .  .  . 
Leo.nard  Kai'Nfkh,  Herbert  Slater  and 
Juliax  Soshmck,  all  '53.  and  all  at  Boston 
LIniversity  School  of  Law. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

Barbara  (Morse)  Ingber,  '53,  is  now 
a  staff  research  assistant  in  electron 
microscopy  at  Massachusetts  Institute  of 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

New  teachers:  Elea.nor  Shapiro,  '52,  in 
the  public  schools  of  Nashua,  N.  //.... 
Pearl  (Pinstein)  Firestone,  '52,  in  Hicks- 
ville,  N,  Y.  .  .  .  Marilyn  (Greenspoon) 
Levenson,  '52,  at  the  Bancroft  School  in 
W  ashington,  D.  C. 

♦  ♦  ♦ 

Members  of  the  Class  of  '53  who  are  now 
studying  at  Tufts  College  include  Norman 
Diamond,  in  the  School  of  Dentistry,  and 
Milton  Nichaman,  in  Medical  School. 

At  Boston  University's  School  of  Medicine 
are  Abe  Heller  and  William  Weiner,  ".53. 

On  the  Distaff  Side  of  '53:  Harriet 
Becker,  enrolled  in  the  Radcliffe  Man- 
agement Training  Program;  Joanne 
Finkelor,  attending  the  Graduate  School 
of  Education  at  Harvard ;  Barbara 
Levine,  at  Vassar  Graduate  School  of 


GREATER  BOSTON  CHAPTER  DINNER  .  .  .  Among  those  participating  in  the  fifth  annual 
membership  dinner  of  the  Greater  Boston  Chapter,  Brandeis  University  Associates,  were  (seated, 
left  to  right)  George  Alpert,  chairman  of  the  University  Board  of  Trustees;  Dr.  Nils  Y.  Wessell. 
president  of  Tufts  College;  President  Sachar;  (standing)  Milton  Kahn,  national  chairman  of 
the  Associates;  Harold  Sherman  Goldberg,  president  of  the  Greater  Boston  Chapter;  Sidney  L. 
Kaye,  chairman  of  the  dinner;  Joseph  F.  Ford,  Dudley  Kimball  and  Morris  S.  Shapiro, 
University  trustees. 


Brandeis  history  was  made  at  the  fifth 
annual  membership  dinner  of  the  Greater 
Boston  Chapter,  Brandeis  University  Asso- 
ciates, when  two  dramatic  announcements 
stirred  the  more  than  one  thousand  commu- 
nity leaders  who  had  gathered  in  the  Hotel 
Statler  ballroom. 

First  of  the  announcements,  telling  of  the 
accreditation  of  Brandeis  University,  was 
made  by  Dr.  Nils  Y.  Wessell,  Tufts  College 
president,  whose  remarks  are  printed  on 
pages  4  and  5  of  this  issue. 

The  second  announcement,  by  President 
Sachar,  informed  the  audience  of  the  princely 
Hayden  Foundation  gift  of  one-half  million 

George  Alpert,  chairman  of  the  Brandeis 
Board  of  Trustees,  was  one  of  the  principal 

Sidney  L.  Kaye,  chairman  of  the  dinner, 
presided  over  the  notable  event  and  intro- 
duced the  head  table  guests. 

These  included  Milton  Kahn,  national 
chairman  of  the  Brandeis  Associates,  who 
addressed  the  gathering;  Hyman  Cohen, 
honorary  president  of  the  Greater  Boston 
Chapter;  Harold  Sherman  Goldberg,  chapter 
president,  and  others  prominently  identified 
with  the  organization. 

Chairmen  of  the  various  schools  and  heads 

of  study  areas  also  were  among  the  honored 

Rabbi  Maurice  M.  Zigmond,  Harvard  Uni- 
versity Hillel  director,  gave  the  invocation. 
The  benediction  was  by  Rabbi  Zev  K.  Nelson 
of  Temple  Emeth,  Brookline,  Mass. 

Distinctive  decorations  for  the  affair  in- 
cluded mural-type  pictures  of  activities  at 
Brandeis  University  which  lined  the  walls  of 
the  ballroom. 

Beverage  Group  Holds 
Third  Annual  Event 

The  Ruppert  Hospitality  Room  in  Ni  " 
York  City  was  the  setting  for  the  third 
luncheon  sponsored  by  the  Liquor,  Wine  an  I 
Spirits  Industry  committee  in  behalf  "I 
Brandeis  University. 

Chairman  for  the  luncheon  was  Herman  \. 
Katz,  vice-president  and  director  of  sales  nl 
the  Jacob  Ruppert  Brewery. 

Among  the  guests  were  Joseph  Linsey, 
chairman  of  the  Brandeis  University  Athletic 
Association;  Dr.  Ludwig  Lewisohn,  Brandei- 
professor  of  comparative  literature,  and  Sicm- 
Allen,  popular  television  star. 

I  A   Q    A 


Sports  pages  across  the  nation  will  next  season  be  carrying  a  new  athletic  date- 
iie.  It  will  read:  "Gordon  Field.  Mass.  —  Brandeis  University's  high  scoring 
iiilges  today  .  .  .'" 

Prominenth  displaced  at  the  varsil)  athletic  field,  scene  of  all  home  football 
ames.  will  be  a  plaque  bearing  the  legend  of  Gordon  Field  for  all  generations 
i  I  nine. 

li,  naming  of  the  field  l)y  the  Brandeis  llni- 
i-ii\   trustees  is  in  tril)ute  to  Mr.  and  Mrs. 

jiank    B.  Gurdcin.  ami    Lmiis  (ididiin.   all   of 

ini.kline,  Mass..  gen- 

.Hi~    benefactors    of 

e     University     who 

i\r  chosen  this  way 

,1  memorializing  their 

nihcr,      Celia,      and 

.liming  their  father, 

iiiiiic!  Gord))n. 

Idinial     dedication 

Gordon   Field   will 

iLr     place     on     the 

r;i-iiin  of  llie  opening  liume  football  game 
■M   iall. 

This  provides  the  liniversity  with  t\vo  fine 
ihli'lic  playing  fields.   The  oilier  is  Abraham 

Franl,  11.  Gnnliin 

Marcus  Field,  for  baseball,  practice  football, 
hockey,  soccer  and  other  sports. 

Gordon  Field  has  a  sealing  capacity  of 
10.000  and  its  modern  ap|iointments  include 
a  handsome  press  box.  It  is  considered  one 
of  the  finest  playing  fields  in  the  East. 

.\ctively  identified  with  civic  and  fraternal 
circles,  Frank  B.  Gordon  is  president  of  the 
Harcon  Corporation  of  Boston,  iron  and  steel 
scrap  brokers. 

He  is  a  member  of  the  Masonic  Order. 
A.F.  &  A.M.,  Boston  Rotary  Club,  Liniversity 
(ilub.  Elks,  Institute  of  Scrap  Iron  and  Steel, 
and  numerous  other  civic,  industrial,  and 
social  organizations. 

Both  he  and  Mrs.  Gordon  have  long  been 
associated  with  philanthropic  endeavors  and 
Mrs.  Gordon  is  an  ardent  worker  in  behalf  of 
the  fronds  for  Israel  organization. 

Sixteen  Scholarships  Established 
ttr  TV  Motion  Pictures  Executive 

>i\leen  full  maintenance  scholarships  have 
I'll  established  at  Brandeis  University  by 
"-I  |ih  Harris,  prominent  New  Yorker  and 
i.-idenl  of  Motion  Pictures  for  TV.  Inc. 

\iiiiouncemenl  was  made  by  .Morris  S. 
luipiro,  chairman  of  the  trustees"  committee 
[I  ^rliolaiship  and  aid. 

riic  recipients  of  the  scholarships  will  be 
iriiled  upon  by  the  Brandeis  faculty  com- 
liliii".  with  preference  given  to  students  in 
iii-ic  and  the  theatre  arts. 

I  Htir  scholarships  will  fie  awarded  lor  each 
iiiiir  years.    They  are  subject  to  renewal  if 
Ih'  calibre  of  the  stmlenl  and  his  jiiodiiclive 
Hull-  warrant  it. 

\ii.  Harris  has  indicated  that  this  grant  of 
--.  mo  is  in  the  nature  of  an  experiment  and 
mII  lie  amplified  if  he  considers  its  results 
iiiiilul.  The  donor  is  particularly  interested 
II  ilic  L  niversity"s  Crealive  Arts  Festival  and 
-  'specially  desirous  of  encouraging  students 
ill  the  area  of  arts  and  iiiusic. 

I.\STR(  CTOK'S  APPRAISAL  .  .  .  \lii,l„'ll 
Siporin  (lejt).  Branilfis 
studies  a  composition  in  nil  In  his  talented 
young  painting  student.  Sidney  J.  Huruitz. 
'.56,  uj  If  urcesler.  Muss.,  iiiwse  etching. 
"Kajka's  \4nierika',"  has  been  purchased  by 
the  Museum  oj  Modern  .Art.  .Vfif  I'orA"  C'//.v, 
jor  its  penuuncnt  print  collection. 


Dr.  Julius  M.  Rogoft.  professor  emeritus  at 
the  I  niversity  of  Pittsburgh  and  director  of 
the  Medical  Research  Laboratory  of  the 
G.  N.  Stewart  Memorial  Fund,  recently  was 
named  Brandeis  visiting  professor  of  phys- 

A  distinguished  endocrinologist  birmerly 
associated  with  the  faculties  of  the  University 
of  Chicago,  University  of  Pittsburgh,  and 
Western  Reserve  University,  Dr.  Rogoff  has 
made  important  contributions  to  the  treat- 
ment of  Addison's  disease  by  the  administra- 
ticHi  of  interrenalin.  a  drug  for  which  he  is 

Dr.  Rogoff  is  presenting  a  series  of  monlhly 
lectures  on  endocrinology  for  science  students 
at  Brandeis. 

A  graduate  of  Ohio  Nnrthern  University, 
he  received  his  M.D.  at  Western  Reserve 
University.  He  is  a  Fellow  of  the  American 
.\ssociation  for  ihc  Advancement  of  Science 
and  of  the  New    ^  mk  Academy  of  .Sciences. 

Three  Faeiilly  ]>foinliors' 
Works  «n  Xcw  ll<M*«»r<lK 
in  '4'liaiiibi'r  iSeries^ 

Three  records  released  this  month  by 
Columbia  Records  in  its  "".American  tTiamber 
Series"  are  of  works  by  [brandeis  1  niversity 
faculty  members. 

String  C'uartel.  by  Irving  G.  Fine,  is  per- 
lormed  b\   the  Jiiilliard  Quartet. 

Harold  Shapero's  Symphony  for  Classical 
Orchestra  is  conducted  by  Leonard  Bernstein 
and  his  Sonata  for  Piano  Four  Hands  features 
his  own  and  Leo  .Sniit's  playing. 

Both  Fine's  Siring  Onarlcl  ami  Shapero's 
Symphony  for  (Classical  Orchestra  were  com- 
missioned li\  the  Koiissevit/k\  .Music  Foun- 
dation of  New  ^  ork. 

The  third  record  is  Arthur  V.  Berger's 
Ouarlcl  for  Woodwinds  in  C  Major,  played 
by  the  Fairfield  \\  iiid  Ensemble,  and  his  Duo 
for  Cello  and  I'iaiio.  willi  licrnaid  Green- 
house. cclli^l.  ,ui(l  Anthoii)  Makas  at  llie 



CHICAGO,  ILL.  .  .  An  article  on  "The  Cnllural  Study  of  Contemporary  Societies:  Puerto 
Rico,"  co-authored   by   Robert   A.   Manners,   Brandeis   assistant   professor   of  anthropology,   was 

featured  in  a  recent  issue  of  the  American  Journal  of  Sociology 4NISAPOLIS.  MD.  .  . 

The  "Gestalt  Theory"  was  the  subject  of  a  lecture  given  last  month  ul  St.  John's  College  by 
Dr.  Aron  Giiruitsch.  Brandeis  associate  professor  of  philosophy. 

SWARTHMORE.  PA.  .  .  Fredrie  Mann  of  F'hiladelphia,  a  Fellow  of  Brandeis  Univer- 
sity, was  Brandeis'  delegate  at  the  inauguration  of  Courtney  Craig  Smith  as  president 
of  Swarlhmore  College  ....  CLEVELAIM),  OHIO.  .  .  Dr.  Herman  T.  Epstein,  Bran- 
deis assistant  professor  of  /ihysics,  is  an  editor  of  W  ebster's  ^'elc  If  iirld  Dictionary,  published 
recently  by  ff'orld  Publishing  Company. 

ISEW  YORK,  I\.  Y.  .  .  Reprint  rights  to  "The  Pass,"  Brandeis  Professor  Thomas  L.  Savage's 
first  novel,  originally  published  in  1944  by  Doubleday  &  Co.,  have  been  purchased  by  Bantam 
Books  ....  John  F.  Matthews,  Brandeis  lecturer,  wrote  the  text  for  the  new  Pocket  Library  of 
Great  Art  edition  on  EI  Greco  ....  Brandeis  Instructor  Moses  Rischin  is  author  of  an  article, 
"Abraham  Cahan  and  the  New  York  Commercial  .\dvertiser:  A  Study  in  Acculturation,"  which 
appeared  in  a  recent  issue  of  the  Publications  of  the  American  Jewish  Historical  Society  .... 
A  paper  by  Dr.  Sidney  Golden  of  the  Brandeis  chemistry  area,  titled  "Note  on  the  Quantum 
Mechanical  Calculation  of  Reaction  Rates,"  was  published  in  the  Journal  of  Chemical  Physics. 

CHAPEL  HILL,  IS.  C.  .  .  Brandeis  Music  Professor  Erwin  Bodky  was  invited  to  par- 
ticipate in  a  "Symposium  on  Baroque  Music"  at  the  annual  convention  here  of  the 
American  Musicological  Society.  He  spoke  on  problems  of  the  "Improvisation  of  the 
Thorough-Bass,"  which  also  is  the  subject  of  a  course  given  by  Professor  Bodky  to  a 
class  of  Brandeis  graduate  students.  The  course  is  the  only  one  of  its  kind  thus  far 
given  at  any  American  university. 

CAMBRIDGE,  MASS.  .  .  Sidney  Rosen,  Brandeis  physical  science  instructor,  was  an  editor  of 
'"Critical  Years  Ahead  in  Science  Teaching,"  a  report  of  the  Conference  on  Nation-Wide  Problems 
of  Science  Teaching  in  the  Secondary  Schools,  held  at  Harvard  University  under  the  auspices  of 
Dr.  J.  B.  Conant  and  the  Carnegie  Foundation  ....  BOSTOIS,  MASS.  .  .  Representing 
Brandeis  University  at  the  120th  annual  meeting  of  the  American  .4ssociution  for  the  Advance- 
ment of  Science,  which  convened  here  in  December,  were  Dr.  Albert  Kelner  and  Dr.  Albert  G. 
Olsen,  assistant  professors  of  biology;  Lois  Spiro  Robblee,  '53;  Dr.  Bernard  Rosenberg,  social 
relations  instructor,  and  Mr.  Rosen. 

GAMBIER,  OHIO.  .  .  Three  Brandeis  University  faculty  members  have  contributed 
to  the  winter  issue  of  the  scholarly  quarterly.  The  Kenyon  Review.  Irving  Howe,  asso- 
ciate professor  of  English,  has  continued  in  a  literary  essay  his  study  of  Conrad's 
political  novels;  Philip  Rieif,  social  relations  instructor,  writes  about  "Orwell  and  the 
Post-Liberal  Imagination,"  and  Dr.  Henry  Popkin,  English  instructor,  reviews  the  post- 
humous publication  of  papers  by  George  Orwell. 

SEWAISEE,  TENIS.  .  .  Dr.  Popkin  of  the  Brandeis  English  study  area  also  was  author  of  an 
article,  "Three  European  Playwrights,"  published  in  the  Sewanee  Review.  The  trio  discussed  by 
the  Brandeis  instructor  comprised  Molnar,  Gitle,  ami  Wedekind. 




Two  hundred  men  and  women  gatherei 
recently  in  the  Hotel  Statler,  Buffalo,  N.  Y 
for  a  spirited  dinner-meeting  called  in  behal 
of  Brandeis  by  the  "foster  alumni"  iti  tha 



Irving  Levick  and  D.  Sloan  Hurwitz  wei' 
co-chairmen  for  the  successful  event  whicl 
honored  President  Sachar,  principal  speafea   t. 
for  the  occasion.    Edward   H.  Kavinoky  pie 
sided  over  the  meeting. 

\  feature  of  the  evening's  program  wa 
announcement  of  the  enrollment  of  eight  nev 
life  members,  in  addition  to  30  new  anniiai 
members  and  more  than  40  renewals.  A  num 
ber  of  scholarship  contributions  also  wen 
announced  at  this  time. 


Members  of  the  sponsoring  committee  in 
eluded    Samuel    Carl,    Harold    B.    Ehrlichim 
Isadore  Moss,  Moe  Ein,  Michael  M.  Cohnf 
.\rnold    Jacobowitz,    Hymen    Lefcowitz    antl 
Arthur  Victor,  Jr. 

Members  of  the  local  chapter  of  the  Na- 
tional Women's  Committee  also  assisted  ir 
arrangements  for  the  meeting  under  the 
direction  of  Mrs.  Michael  M.  Cohn,  president 
of  the  liuffalo  chapter. 

BRANDEIS  .  .  Among  ISO  delegates  attend- 
ing sessions  on  the  Brandeis  campus  were' 
(front  roiv)  Miss  Dorothy  If'.  Gifford,  presi- 
dent, !\'eiv  England  .Association  of  Chemistry 
Teachers;  Father  Joseph  Martus  of  Holy 
Cross:  (rear  row,  left  to  right)  Robert  Card, 
president.  Eastern  .Association  of  Physics 
Teachers;  Malcolm  Campbell,  president.  New  \ 
England  .Association  of  Biology  Teachers,  and  i 
Prof.  Saul  G.  Cohen,  chairman.  Brandeis 
University  School  of  Science. 



A  prominent  philanthropist  and  communal  leader,  Harry  Pearhnan  of  New  York 
Cit),  has  presented  a  gift  of  $100,000  to  Brandeis  University.  Mr.  Pearlman  is 
president  of  the  National  Paper  Company  of  Pennsylvania,  manufacturers  of  Swanee 
Paper  Products. 

The  gift  was  presented  by  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Pearlman  for  themselves  and  their  sons. 
iMlriiond  and  Arthur,  following  a  recent  visit  to  the  Brandeis  University  campus. 

"  The  University  is  especially  grateful  for 
hi-  expression  of  confidence,"  declared  Nor- 
luiii  S.  Rabb,  Univer- 
-ii\  trustee  and  friend 
il  \Ii\  Pearlman,  who 
i\j-  instrumental  in 
iiuuiging  for  the  gift. 

riie  Pearlmans, 
«  ho  spent  two  days  on 
raiiipus,  were  "over- 
uhflmed"  by  what 
ihi-y  had  seen.  Harry  Pearhnan 

They  left  to  return 
iM  I  heir  home  in  New  York  City  on  a  Satur- 
ila\   and,  on  Monday  morning,  Mr.  Pearlman 
lel-phoned   to   announce   his  generous   bene- 
lac  linn. 

"I I    is   only   a    beginning    gift,"   he    stated. 

"and  we  hope  to  do  much  more  for  the  Uni- 
versity as  time  goes  on." 

Enthusiastically,  Mr.  Pearlman  indicated 
that  he  intends  to  bend  his  efforts  towards 
organizing  the  paper  products  industries  in 
behalf  of  Brandeis  and  will  make  available 
his  penthouse  in  New  York  City  for  meetings 
in  the  interests  of  the  University. 

Mr.  Pearlman  also  is  founder  and  member 
of  the  Lion  Paper  Sales  Co.,  New  York  City; 
founder  and  trustee  of  the  Pearlman  Family 
Foundation,  and  secretary  and  director  of 
Beth-El  Hospital,  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

Born  in  New  York  City,  he  began  his 
career  in  1917.  In  addition  to  engaging  in  his 
own  paper  enterprise  since  1927,  he  also  was 
retained  as  an  efficiency  expert  for  the  Hearst 
Enterprises  from  1929  to  1938,  creating  an 
Export  Department  for  Hearst  newspapers. 

Creative  Arts  Ball  to  Be  Sponsored  by 
Friends  of  School,  April  27,  in  Boston 

"Fabulous"  is  the  word  for  plans  afoot  for 
a  Creative  Arts  Ball  to  be  staged  on  the  night 
of  April  27,  in  the  Louis  XlVth  Ballroom  of 
the  .Somerset  Hotel,  Boston,  by  the  Friends 
of  the  School  of  Creative  Arts  at  Brandeis 

Theme  for  this  exciting  costume  affair  is 
"Masque  of  Spring"  and  the  committee  is 
headed  by  -Mrs.  Paul  T.  Smith  of  Brighton. 
Mass.,  and  Jerome  L.  Rappaport  of  Boston, 
general  co-chairmen. 

A  dramatic  transformation  of  the  Somerset 
Ballroom  into  an  "extravaganza  of  spring" 
will  be  effected  with  the  assistance  of  Alfred 
Duca.  well-known  Boston  artist  and  director 
of  the  ball. 

An  art  book,  copies  of  which  are  to  be  dis- 
tributed at  the  hall,  is  being  published  espe- 
cially for  the  occasion  and  may  well  become 
a  collector's  item. 

It  will  contain  original  and  unusual  draw- 
ings contributed  by  Boston  artists  for  this 
souvenir  volume  alone. 

Sumner  Gerstein  and  Mark  Weinian,  both 

of  Brookline,  Mass.,  are  chairman  and  co- 
chairman,  respectively,  of  the  art  book 

Climaxing  the  ball's  festivities  will  be  a 
grand  march  and  the  awarding  of  prizes  for 
costumes  in  various  classifications.  A  mid- 
night supper  will  follow. 

M  Capp,  nationally-famed  cartoonist,  has 
agreed  to  head  the  costume  judges  who  will 
include  other  celebrities. 

To  assist  guests  in  planning  costumes,  a 
"Costume  Service  Center"  is  being  set  up 
where  designs,  suggestions  and  aid  in  creating 
costumes  may  be  obtained  if  desired. 

Unique  tickets  have  already  set  the  keynote 
for  an  affair  well  off  the  beaten  track.  Chair- 
men of  tickets  are  Mrs.  Morton  Godine  and 
Mrs.  Bernard  Singer,  both  of  Newton,  Mass.. 
and  Mrs.  Hirsh  Swig  of  Chestnut  Hill,  Mass. 

Since  capacity  is  limited  to  300  couples, 
those  who  plan  to  attend  are  advised  to  make 
immediate  reservations  by  addressing  re(|uests 
to:  Creative  Arts  Ball  Committee,  Brandeis 
University,  Waltham  54,  Mass. 

Detroit  Associates  Hear 
Atomic  Physicist  at 
Major  Dinner  Event 

A  major  event  was  the  dinner-meeting 
sponsored  recently  by  the  Detroit  .Associates 
of  Brandeis  University  which  drew  approxi- 
mately 200  communal  leaders  to  the  Sheraton- 
Cadillac  Hotel. 

Principal  speakers  for  the  occasion  were 
President  Sachar  and  Brandeis  Visiting  Pro- 
fessor Leo  Szilard,  pioneer  atomic  physicist, 

Herbert  G.  Blumberg,  chairman  of  the  out- 
standing event,  announced  the  enrollment  at 
this  time  of  four  life  members. 

Other  highlights  of  the  evening  were  an- 
nouncements of  a  gift  of  11,000  annually 
from  Col.  David  Saffir  for  the  remainder  of 
his  life;  a  gift  from  Jason  Honigman  and 
Ben  Silverstein;  a  full  tuition  scholarship 
established  by  Albert  Newman  in  memory  of 
Martin  Ross,  and  a  substantial  gift  to  the 
general  fund  of  the  I'niversity  from  .Abraham 

In  addition  to  approximately  60  renewals 
of  annual  membership  reported.  43  new  mem- 
bers were  enrolled  at  the  meeting. 

Committee  members  assisting  Mr.  Blum- 
berg included  Paul  Broder,  George  C. 
Golanty,  Harold  Morrison,  Herbert  .Aronsson, 
Frank  J.  Winton,  .Morton  Scholnick  and 
Myron  Unger. 

Outstanding  service  in  connection  with  the 
meeting  was  rendered  also  by  Sidney  Allen, 
Nate  Shapero  and  Leonard  Simons,  all  Fel- 
lows of  Brandeis  University. 

oj  Brandeis  University  Associates  included 
(left  to  right)  Herbert  Blumberg.  president 
oj  Detroit  Chapter,  and  Leonard  .V.  Simons, 
Fellow  oj  Brandeis  Ihiiversity  and  nniiomd 
oice-rhairman  oj   -Issociates. 




"What's  Right  With  The  \»,orlil!"  was  the 
title  of  a  sparkling  panel  which  drew  re- 
sounding plaudits  at  the  First  Area  Confer- 
ence of  the  National  Women's  Committee  of 
Brandeis  I  niversity.  held  in  December. 

Attended  by  an  overflow  crowd  which 
gathered  in  the  Hotel  Pierre.  New  ^ork  City, 
the  Conference  serviced  14  chapters  which 
encompass  approximately  8.000  members. 

These  chapters  include  Manhattan.  Brook- 
lyn, Queens  County,  'Westchester.  New  Haven, 
Hartford,  Essex  County,  Bergen  County, 
Vonkers,  Middlesex  County.  Morris  County, 
ISridgeport.  Bronx  and  Stamford. 

The  morning  session,  presided  over  by  .Mrs. 
Joseph  Schneider  of  Boston,  Mass.,  national 
service  chairman,  was  devoted  to  leadership 
training.  Participating  were  Clarence  Q. 
Berger,  executive  assistant  to  President 
Sachar:  Mrs.  Harry  L.  Michaels  of  Boston. 
Mass..  founder  of  the  Women's  Committee: 
Mrs.  Louis  I.  Kramer  of  Providence.  R.  I., 
national  president:  and  Mrs.  Irving  .^brams 
of  Boston,  national  honorary  director. 

The  invocation  at  luncheon,  served  at  noon, 
was  given  by  Dr.  Louis  I.  Newman  of  Con- 
gregation Rodeph  Sholom  of  Manhattan. 

Members  of  the  afternoon's  panel  were 
Mrs.  Franklin  D.  Roosevelt,  Brandeis  L  niver- 
sity trustee;  President  Sachar:  and  Dr.  Max 
Lerner.  head  of  the  new  Graduate  School  of 
Arts  and  Sciences. 

The  Conference  committee  included  Mrs. 
Roosevelt,  honorary  chairman:  Miss  Susan 
Brandeis  of  New  York  City,  honorary  presi- 
dent; Mrs.  Kramer  and  Mrs.  Sclineider. 

Planning   committee    chairmen    were    Mrs. 

WO.>lE>'*S    BOARD    ME.MUEItS 

The  University  records  with  sorrow  the 
death  of  two  national  board  members  of 
the  National  Women's  Committee,  Mrs. 
Daniel  Lindenbaum  and  Mrs.  Jacob  E. 

Mrs.  Lindenbaum  was  a  life  member 
of  Westchester  (N.  Y.)  Chapter.  Mrs. 
Nickoll  was  president  of  the  Milwaukee 
(Wise.)  Chapter  and  also  a  life  member. 
Both  attended  the  1953  National  Con- 
ference as  delegates  of  their  respective 

LL  .\CHEU.\  HEAD  T AISLE  Ul  EiT.i  at  the  Sutiond  Somen's  Committee  First  Area  Conjer-  '^ 
ence,  held  in  December  at  the  Hotel  Pierre,  New  York  City,  included  (seated,  left  to  right) 
Mrs.  Robert  F.  K  agner,  Jr.,  icije  oj  the  Mayor  of  Neiv  York  City;  President  Sachar;  Mrs.  Eleanur 
Rooseielt,  a  trustee  oj  the  University;  .Miss  Susan  Brandeis,  national  honorary  president  oj  the 
National  if  omens  Committee;  (.standing)  Mrs.  Irving  Abrams,  national  honorary  director;  Mrs. 
Hurry  L.  Michaels,  national  honorary  vice-president;  .Mrs.  Joseph  Schneider,  national  seni(f 
chairman;  .Mrs.  Louis  I.  Kramer,  national  president  and  a  L  niversity  trustee;  Dr.  Louis  I.  .\(»- 
man,  ivho  gave  the  invocation,  and  Clarence  Q.  Berger,  executive  assistant  to  President  Sarluir. 

Harry  J.  Carlin.  Manhattan;  Mrs.  David 
Farber,  Brooklyn,  and  Mrs.  .\\\\n  I.  Perl- 
mutter,  Queens  County,  assisted  by  the  presi- 
dents and  national  board  members  of  the  14 
participating  chapters. 

Activities  among  the  Women's  Committee  s 
82  chapters  wliich  extend  from  coast  to  coast 
have  been  largely  centered  around  affairs  to 
further  expand  membership.  Following  are 
reports,  by  states,  of  some  of  the  chapters: 


PHOENIX  — Mrs.  Harry  Cooper,  vice- 
president  of  Los  Angeles  Chapter,  was  prin- 
cipal speaker  at  the  annual  tea  in  the  home 
of  the  chapter  president,  Mrs.  Charles 
Korrick.  Other  chapter  officers  include  Mrs. 
Albert  B.  Spector  and  Mrs.  .Arnold  .\belson. 
vice-presidents:  Mrs.  Lee  Ehrlich,  recording 
secretary.  Mrs.  Ben  Goldstein,  corresponding 
secretary,  and  Mrs.  Edgar  Korrick.  treasurer. 

TUCSON  —  Mrs.  Kramer  was  honored 
guest  at  Tucson  Chapter's  annual  tea  in  the 
El  Presidio  Hotel.  Chairman  was  Mrs.  Sam 
Rich,  with  Mrs.  Charles  Gordon,  co-chair- 
man:    Mrs.     Sam     Deutsch,     in     cliarge     of 

hostesses;    Mrs.    Louis    Silverman,    co-chair-;  Mrs.  Myer  .\gron.  guest  book  chairman. 


BRIDGEPORT  — Mrs.  Martin  Aronson 
opened  her  home  for  a  successful  membership 
tea  with  Mrs.  Allan  Kaufman  as  speaker. 
Tea  chairman  was  Mrs.  Sidney  Burstein. 


MIAMI  BEACH  —  Scenes  from  hit  plays, 
presented  by  the  Casablanca  Players,  fea- 
tured a  dessert-luncheon  which  honored  life 
members  of  the  Greater  Miami  Chapter. 
Hostess  was  Mrs.  Charles  Fruchtman,  life 
membership  chairman.  Chapter  president  is 
Mrs.  Ben  Zion  Ginshurg.  Mr.s.  Harold  Turk 
is  program  chairman.  ■ 


CHICAGO  —  Guest  of  honor  and  principal 
speaker  at  a  luncheon  in  the  Crystal  Ballroom 
of  the  Blackstone  Hotel  was  Dr.  Leonard  , 
Levy,  Brandeis  instructor  in  American  civili- 
zation. Mrs.  Isaac  W  agner.  chapter  president, 
presided  at  the  luncheon.  Mrs.  Lawrence  C. 
(Continued  on  page  IT) 



^Foster  AlamnF 
piold  Dinner  in 
l§!an  Francisco 

\pproximately  $30,000  in  benefactions  In 
III'  liniversity  was  subscribed  by  an  entbii- 
iasiic  audience  of  more  than  ISO  who  beard 
Ir,  Robert  M.  Hutchins,  associate  director 
il  llie  Ford  Founda- 
I'iii.  and  President 
^arliar,  at  a  dinner- 
inerling  sponsored  by 
In-  San  Francisco 

I  "-chairmen  for  the 

li  liner   were    Mi 
l.uiie  D.  Goldstein,  a 
Fillnw  of  the  Univer- 

ii\ .  and  Benjamin  H. 

■^^viii.    former    Bostonian    wlm    now    b'ves    in 
■^an   Francisco. 

\  welbknown  philanthropist.  Mr.  Swig  has 
11  listed  members  of  his  entire  family  as 
rirnds  of  Brandeis  and  together  they  support 
1  -rlndarship  in  honor  of  his  mother-in-law. 
\Ii-.  Ida  Aronovitz.  The  group  includes  Mr, 
iiid  Mrs.  Richard  Swig,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  .Melvin 
~>\\ii;.  and  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Richard  Dinner. 

latest  gilt  of  the  group,  as  a  result  of  the 
>.in  Francisco  meeting,  was  $10,000  and,  in 
I'Mliion.  Mr.  Swig  presented  gifts  towards 
the  Joseph  and  Clara 
Ford  Scholarship 
Fund  and  the  Cast\ 
LaboratoiA   Fund. 

Announcement  was 
made  of  a  $.5,000  gift 
from  Joseph  B.  Arno- 
vitz;  gifts  from  Mrs. 
E.  S.  Heller  and  Miss 
Lutie  D.  Goldstein, 
all  of  San  Francisco, 
addition  to  new  life 
inc'inbers  as  well  as  annual  members  enrolled. 

I  hr  coiiiinittee  of  sponsors  included  New- 
ilcin  Bissinger,  Philip  S,  Ehrlich,  Marcus 
Id  L>er.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Heim  Goldman,  Richard 
N.  tioldman,  Mrs.  Edgar  N.  Goldstine,  Judge 
l.'iiiis  E.  Goodman,  Mrs.  E.  S.  Heller,  Louis 
Ih'iiig,  Dr.  Bernard  Kaufman,  Jr.,  Mrs. 
llainid  J.  Kaufman.  Daniel  E.  Koshhmd. 

\Uo,  Sidney  Leibes,  Mr.  and  -Mrs.  .M.  .M. 
lj-.-rr,  I).  P.  Lilienthal,  Cyril  Magnin,  Mr. 
an.!  Mrs.  Morris  Malnick,  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
l^.nige  M.  Peizer.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Harry  Poise, 
lb  nry  Robinson.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Herbert  Rose, 
Siihiey  Rudy,  .Mr.  and  Mrs.  Harry  J.  Sapper. 
b'^sr  H.  Steinhart  and  John  Sleinhart. 

Miss  Lutie  D. 

I    many   others. 

National  Women's  Committee  Now  Numbers 
82  Chapters  In  Its  Strong,  Vital  Chain 

(Continued  jrum  page  16) 

Friedlander  is  program  chairman:  .Mrs.  Nate 

H.  Sherman,  social  chairman. 


SIOL  X  CITY  —  A  festive  lea  sponsored  by 
this  chapter  honored  the  national  president, 
-Mrs.  Kramer,  who  also  met  at  luncheon  with 
the  board.  President  of  this  chapter  is  Mrs. 
A.  H.  Baron. 


NEW  ORLEANS  -Heralded  as  a  skit  in 
3-D  —  "Dream,  Drama  and  Destiny  of  Bran- 
deis University"  highlighted  a  workshop  for 
new  board  members.  The  novel  event  was 
staged  in  the  home  of  Mrs.  Mayer  Godchaux. 
Commentator  was  Mrs.  Alexander  Gottsegen, 
vice-president  of  the  chapter.  Local  president 
is  Mrs.  Leo  Mervis. 


SALEM  —  Mrs.  -Abrams,  national  honorary 
director,  was  speaker  for  the  annual  tea  of 
Greater  Salem  Chapter,  which  includes 
Beverly,  Danvers,  Ipswich,  Peabody  and 
Salem.  Mrs.  .\lexander  Strauss  of  Peabody, 
president  of  the  chapter,  conducted  the 

WORCESTER  — Brandeis  Graduate 
School  Chairman  -Max  Lerner  addressed  a 
record  meeting  of  this  chapter,  whose  presi- 
dent is  Mrs.  Hyman  Heller.  Mrs.  David  L. 
Michelson  introduced  Professor  Lerner.  Mrs. 
Mendall  Benjamin  and  Mrs.  Samuel  Seder 
were  in  charge  of  hospitality.  Mrs.  Israel  M. 
Ulian  and  Mrs.  Edward  Budnitz  poured. 


B-\LTLMORE  —  For  the  purpose  of  ac- 
ipiainting  prospective  members  with  "The 
Story  of  Brandeis,"  a  series  of  teas  was  spon- 
sored simultaneously  on  a  single  day  through- 
out the  city.  Speakers  included  Mmes.  Lloyd 
Gerber,  Joseph  Mehlman,  Henry  Rogers  and 
I.  I.  Rosenbloom.  Mrs.  Irving  Blaustein  and 
Mrs.  Robert  .MeyerhofI  are  membership  co- 


DETROIT  —  President  .Sachar  was  guest 
of  honor  at  a  gala  life  membership  lea  in  the 
home  of  Mrs.  Irving  Goldberg.  Life  mendier- 
ship  chairmen  are  Mrs.  Benjamin  Jones  and 
Mrs.  Sidney  Solomon  who  also  were  in  charge 
of  a  brunch  at  the  Great  Lakes  Cbd)  at  which 
Brandeis     Professor    James    Klee    spoke    on 

"New  Horizons  in  Psychology. "    Local  presi- 
dent is  Mrs.  Samuel  .\aron. 

ISew  York 

BUFF.\LO  —  "Creative  Arts  —  A  Brandeis 
Challenge"  was  the  subject  of  Elliot  .Silver- 
stein,  Brandeis  theatre  arts  instructor,  who 
addressed  a  luncheon-meeting  of  this  cliapter 
which  is  headed  by  Mrs.  Michael  M.  Cohn, 
president.  Program  chairman  is  Mrs.  Irving 


CINCINNATI  —  .Approximately  $2.S.000 
has  been  contributed  by  this  chapter  since 
19.S0  according  to  a  report  made  at  the  biurth 
annual  luncheon  held  at  the  Netherland 
PlazLi  with  Mrs.  James  S.  Auer,  general 
chairman.  Speaker  for  the  event  was  George 
.\lpert,  chairman  of  the  Brandeis  Board  of 
Trustees.  Mrs.  Philip  M.  Meyers,  honorary 
president  and  national  vice-president,  was 
co-chairman.  Mrs.  Herbert  Kupiiin  was 
honorary  chairman. 

Ilhudp  iNlaiKl 

PROVIDENCE  — This  chapter  sponsored 
a  successful  membership  drive  with  Mrs. 
Bertram  L.  Bernhardt,  general  chairman,  and 
-Mmes.  Jack  Westerman,  Newton  Frank, 
Charles  H.  Miller  and  Abraham  Oster,  co- 
chairmen,  assisted  by  a  large  committee. 


D.XLLAS — Brjndeis  Trustees  (diairman 
George  .Alpert  addressed  a  tea  attended  by 
300  and  marking  the  firsi  annual  meeting  of 
this  chapter.  The  affair  drew  the  largest 
attendance  of  any  women's  organizational 
group  in  Dallas  history.  Mrs.  .Sidney  Lee,  a 
national  director,  was  elected  president  of 
this  chapter. 

Library  I*r«'!«<'iil«><l  <«ifl 
By  Nt'w  Orlt'aiiK  lliintir 

t^imprisiug  a|iiirn\imalei\  ."iOO  \ohiuics  ol 
eighteenth  and  nhieteenth  century  German 
literature,  the  -Archibald  Marx  Literature 
Collection  has  been  added  to  the  Brandeis 
Lniversity  Library. 

The  volumes,  all  of  which  were  printed  in 
Germany,  are  the  gift  of  \rcliibald  Marx  of 
New  Orleans. 

The  ac'(|ui-ilioM  lias  substantially  strength- 
ened the  l.ibrars's  holdings  in  comparative 



Greater  Boston  Women 
Hold  Annual  Meeting 
Attended  by  1,000 

The  annual  meeting  of  Greater  Boston 
Chapter  of  the  National  Women's  Committee 
of  Brandeis  University  was  held  recently  in 
the  Hotel  Somerset. 

More  than  1.000  members  attended  the 
event  which  was  presided  over  by  Mrs.  Abra- 
ham Baker,  chapter  president,  who  introduced 
Dr.  Sachar. 

A  highlight  of  the  program  was  an  original 
prose  narrative,  "In  the  Beginning,"  written 
and  presented  by  Miss  Gertrude  Carnovsky, 
Brandeis  faculty  administrative  assistant. 
Background  music  for  the  reading  which 
traced  the  history  of  the  National  Women's 
Committee  was  provided  by  Mrs.  Israel 

A  focal  point  of  interest  during  the  coffee 
hour  which  preceded  the  meeting  was  a  hand- 
some mural  picture  nf  the  I'niversily  Library. 
The  picture  offered  a  close-up  view  of  the 
new  three-story  wing  recently  added  through 
the  combined  efforts  of  Women's  Committee 
members  throughout  the  country. 


Memorializing  a  distinguished  young  pianist 
whose    untimely    death    shocked    the    music 
world,  the  Fredric  R.  Mann  Chair  in  Memory 
of  William  Kapell  has 
been     established     at 
Brandeis  University. 

A  well-known  Phila- 
delphia patron  of  the 
arts  and  a  Fellow  of 
Brandeis  University, 
Mr.  Mann  has  desig- 
nated the  Chair  in 
perpetuity  in  memory 
of  the  American  vir- 
tuoso killed  in  a  plane  accident,  October  29, 
1953,  while  en  route  home  following  an  inter- 
national concert  tour. 

Founder  of  the  famous  Robin  Hood  Dell 
concerts  in  Philadelphia,  Mr.  Mann  was 
Kapell's  patron  and  had  financed  the  brilliant 
voung  pianist's  entire  musical  education. 

.\  graduate  of  Yale  llniversity  and  the 
Wharton  School  of  Finance  of  the  University 

Fredric  R.  Mann 

of  Pennsylvania,  Mr.  Mann  is  prumineni ; 
in  business,  cultural  and  philanthropic 

He  is  president  of  the  Seaboard  Container 
Corporation:  Recreation  Commissioner  of  the 
City  of  Philadelphia;  member,  board  of 
directors,  Philadelphia  Orchestra  Associa- 
tion; member,  Philadelphia  Committee,  Met- 
ropolitan Opera  Association;  member,  board 
of  Manufacturers  Trust  Company,  New  York, 
and  holds  numerous  other  posts  of  respon- 
sibility in  scores  of  business,  civic,  music  and 
communal  organizations. 

Some  of  these  include  the  Factors  Corpo- 
ration of  America,  Bankers  Bond  &  Mortgage 
Guaranty  Corporation,  Loft  Candy  Corpora- 
tion, New  Y'ork;  Free  Library  of  Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania  Academy  of  Fine  Arts, 
.\cademy  of  Natural  Sciences  of  Philadel- 
phia, Philadelphia  Psychiatric  Hospital, 
Commissioner  of  Fairmounl  Park.  Philadel- 
phia, vice-president  of  American  Committee 
Weizmann  Institute  of  Science. 





Business  Associates  Honor  Tubie  Resnick 
By  Establisiiing  Scholarship  Foundation 

Tubie  Resnik 

Tribute  to  the  outstanding  charitable  en- 
deavors of  Tubie  Resnik,  executive  vice- 
president  of  Calvert  Distillers  Corp.,  New 
York  City,  recently  was  paid  by  his  associates 
who  established  a  per- 
petual foundation  in 
the  interests  of  Bran 
dels  Llniversity. 

came  from  officers  of 
the  Tubie  Resnik 
Foundation  for  Bran- 
deis University  which 
was  organized  with 
funds   contributed  by 

his  business  associates  on  the  occasion  of  Mr. 
Resnik's  50th  birthday. 

An  interesting  story  lies  behind  the  project: 
As  is  usual  in  preparations  for  a  birthday 
party,  a  fund  was  collected  to  present  a  gift 
to  Mr.  Resnik.  When  he  learned  of  it,  how- 
ever, he  asked  that  the  money  be  used  instead 
for  Brandeis  University. 

"I've  always  had  a  keen  interest  in  Brandeis 
University,"  said  Mr.  Resnik,  "and  if  this 
money  is  set  aside  for  scholarships  and  for 
Brandeis,  I  will  get  pleasure  from  knowing 
that  young  people  will  receive  the  advantage 

of  a  college  education  which  1  uniortunately 
was  unable  to  obtain." 

Officers  of  the  Foundation  plan  to  expand 
the  fund  to  include  not  only  scholarships  but 
other  activities  in  the  interests  of  Brandeis 
and  to  "promote  better  citizenship  and 

Mr.  Resnik,  who  spent  his  boyhood  in  St. 
Joseph,  Mo.,  moved  to  Los  Angeles.  Calif.,  in 
his  twenties,  and  there  was  sales  manager  and 
later  vice-president  for  a  prominent  wholesale 
drug  house.  He  moved  to  New  York  14  years 
ago  when  he  joined  the  Calvert  concern. 

He  has  long  been  active  in  fund-raising  for 
Brandeis  and  is  a  co-chairman  of  the  Friends 
of  Brandeis  L'niversity  in  the  Liquors,  Wines 
and  Spirits  Industry. 

His  charitable  endeavors  include  United 
Jewish  Appeal,  Federation  of  Jewish  Chari- 
ties, United  Negro  College  Fund,  N,\ACP, 
and  many  othe